Why God Sent Jesus

Why God Sent Jesus

In Jesus we see what God is like.

Colossians 1:13,15: He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.         

Hebrews 1:3: Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

2 Corinthians 4:4b: Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

In knowing Jesus, we can know and understand God.

John 8:19: Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father." 

John 14:7–9: If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him." 8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”     

God showed us His love by sending Jesus to earth.

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.    

Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.      

1 John 4:8–10: God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.               

Jesus came to proclaim the truth.

John 18:37b: Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.      

Jesus came to destroy the power of the Devil.

1 John 3:8: He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Hebrews 2:14,15: That through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

To know our human weaknesses and to sympathize with us.

Hebrews 2:16–18: For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Hebrews 4:15: For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.                          

Jesus showed us God’s love by dying for us.

John 10:11: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.        

John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 

Jesus’ death paid the price for our sins, and if we believe in Him, we receive God’s gift of salvation.

1 Timothy 1:15: This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.     

Luke 19:10: "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."          

John 3:17: For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.             

Romans 5:6–11: For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.     

1 John 3:5: And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.               

1 John 4:14: And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

Revelation 5:9b: For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

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