Summary: A simple sermon on Why Jesus came, preached the day after Christmas 2004.
Why Did He Come?
Why did Jesus come?
-Just to be a good man?
-Just to be a good teacher?
-Just to set us an example?
I. He came because there was a great need.
-The need was someone to save us from our sin.
1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
-There was a great need because of our sin.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 6:23 The wages of sin is death…
-We were condemned by our own sin.
-Jesus came to take away our sin so we could have
II. There was a great plan.
-Romans 5:8 But God commended His love toward us
in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
-The plan began with God’s great love toward us.
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the
propitiation for our sins.
-God’s plan includes you.
--You have a great need
--Jesus died for you!
--Jesus would live a perfect life
--Then die on a cross or pay for your sin.
-Your part is to simple believe Him
III. There was (and is) a great place.
Revelation 20:1-7 (overcome)
This place is for those who overcome
-Those who overcome are born again
Conclusion: Why did He come?
To save us from our sin.
Are you trusting Him?
Do you believe?