Sunday Reflex: More Reasons Jesus Came to Earth

Sunday Reflex- Winter

This past Sunday we started a new series of messages asking the question, Why Did God Come to Earth?  In this series we are looking at some of the subtle reasons Jesus left heaven.

Of course, we cannot cover all the reasons in one series of messages.  John Piper, popular theologian, in a recent article notes 6 reasons why Jesus came that we will not have time to discuss.  He notes Jesus came to earth to…

  1. To ransom many. Mark 10:45, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  2. He came to call sinners to repentance. Luke 5:31–32, “Jesus said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’”
  3. He came to give sight to the morally blind. John 9:39, “Jesus said, ‘For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see.'” And John 12:46, “I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me might not remain in darkness.”
  4. He came to divide households. Matthew 10:34, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man’s foes will be those of his own household.”
  5. He came to save us from divine condemnation. John 3:17–18, “For God sent not the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He who believes in him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already.”
  6. He came to give us eternal life. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“Christmas means that God sent his Son so that we could believe and have eternal life.” – John Piper

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