Why did Jesus come?

March 6, 2016 ()

Bible Text: Luke 19:10 |


    Why Did Christ Come?

    Matthew 18:11–12

    11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

    12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

    John 4:23

    23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    Luke 19:10

    10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.


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    The Passion of Jesus Christ

    The Passion refers typically to the events around His death and resurrection.

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    His Mission Should Be Our Mission


    What Was His Mission?


    Who are the Lost?

    1. Any person who doesn't know the truth about Christ, His saving work, or His saving message.
    2. Any person who knows, but rejects His claims on their life.

    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. " Lk4.18-19;kjv1900


    What does Christ want to do for them?

    He is Seeking the Lost

    The Prodigal Son -- God "Ran"


    He wants to Save the Lost

    History abounds with examples of sudden and surprising conversions. John Wesley—son of an Anglican priest and missionary to America—had one. This great theological giant returned to England, discouraged and defeated. One day, sitting in a chapel in Aldersgate, he found “his heart strangely warmed.” John Wesley was converted and became the great fountain of life for the Methodists and for all of England.

    St. Augustine had a dramatic conversion. The same monk who had such struggles with the temptations of the flesh, who prayed, “O Lord, make me pure, but not yet,” became the great saint we revere today. William Booth was an unlikely convert. This rough-cut man, appalled that the poor and the homeless had nowhere to turn, founded the Salvation Army. One day he prayed, “Lord, I give you everything there is in this man, William Booth. Do with me what you will.” With that one man’s conversion, a movement started that changed hundreds of thousands of lives. Frank Laubach, founder of the Christian Literacy Campaign, was converted at age forty-five, after his career had taken a disappointing turn. He subsequently invented a reading system that has enabled millions of the world’s illiterates to read.[1]


    What is our response?


    1. If we are LOST we should repent and surrender our lives to His truth.
    2. As the church, we should have Compassion on the lost.
    3. As the church, we should HELP get them to Christ.
    4. I will pray and INVITE.


    His Mission Should Be Our MISSION

    [1] Larson, B., & Ogilvie, L. J. (1983). Luke (Vol. 26, p. 280). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc.

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