Summary: Why Jesus Came
Why Jesus Came (John6: 38-40)
Pre Intro: When Jesus came into this world, His coming was three-fold. First he came as a baby in a manger. It’s nice to think about Jesus as a baby especially at Christmas time, but his mission was not to be just a cute baby for everyone to look at. The second phase of His coming was as a LAMB THAT WAS LED TO SLAUGHTER . It was His sacrifice in this phase that gave us the opportunity to be REDEEMED. The third phase is when He comes back again as a reigning KING, the LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH.
“Why Jesus Came?”
Intro: Even as we’re singing about “joy to the world” and “peace on earth,” our world is filled with wars and rumors of wars. How we need to understand the REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. Some of the most helpful information about our Lord’s mission comes from His “I have come” statements. He looked down on this Sin stained, World, and saw the hopelessness of His creation. Realizing their need for a Savior; He purposed in His heart to leave His Throne in Glory and come to this world. Let’s look in the Holy Word and see what Jesus said about why He came
Text: 38 I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want to do. 39 Here is what the One who sent me wants me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave me, but I must raise them all on the last day. 40 Those who see the Son and believe in him have eternal life, and I will raise them on the last day. This is what my Father wants.”
He Came to Bring a Fire
49 “I came to set fire to the world, and I wish it were already burning! 50 I have a baptism to suffer through, and I feel very troubled until it is over. 51 Do you think I came to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, I came to divide it. 52 From now on, a family with five people will be divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 They will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
16 John answered everyone, “I baptize you with water, but there is one coming who is greater than I am. I am not good enough to untie his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 He will come ready to clean the grain, separating the good grain from the chaff. He will put the good part of the grain into his barn, but he will burn the chaff with a fire that cannot be put out.”
He came to bring a fire
(1) Holy Ghost ( a fire inside)
(2) Refining Fire (burn out the junk
He Came to Represent His Father
43 I have come from my Father and speak for him, but you don’t accept me. But when another person comes, speaking only for himself, you will accept him
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways. 2 But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world. 3 The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven. 4 The Son became much greater than the angels, and God gave him a name that is much greater than theirs.
15 No one can see God, but Jesus Christ is exactly like him. He ranks higher than everything that has been made. 16 Through his power all things were made—things in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords, and rulers. All things were made through Christ and for Christ. 17 He was there before anything was made, and all things continue because of him. 18 He is the head of the body, which is the church. Everything comes from him. He is the first one who was raised from the dead. So in all things Jesus has first place. 19 God was pleased for all of himself to live in Christ. 20 And through Christ, God has brought all things back to himself again—things on earth and things in heaven. God made peace through the blood of Christ’s death on the cross.