The following listing of 25 Biblical reasons why Jesus came was developed from my recent studies for a series of Gospel messages. This list is given without comment and is certainly not intended to be exhaustive. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments section.
The list is presented with the prayer that you will use this list as a springboard for further study.
- “…you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
- “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17
- “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” Mark 1:38
- “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Mark 2:17 & Luke 5:32
- “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… ” Mark 10:45 & Matthew 20:28
- “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served… but… to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 & Matthew 20:28
- “To preach the gospel to the poor” Luke 4:18
- “to heal the brokenhearted” Luke 4:18
- “To proclaim liberty to the captives” Luke 4:18
- “recovery of sight to the blind” Luke 4:18
- “set at liberty those who are oppressed” Luke 4:18
- “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD” Luke 4:19
- “I came to send fire on the earth…” Luke 12:49
- “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.” Luke 12:51
- “…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 & Matthew 18:11
- “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17
- “I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 6:38
- “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10
- “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46
- “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.” John 18:37
- “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” 1 Timothy 1:15
- “Behold I have come to do Your will, O God.” Hebrews 10:9
- “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins” 1 John 3:5
- “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8
- “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.” 1 John 4:10
Commenting on Luke 4:18-19 DBY “But are we poor and captive and blind so as to appreciate Him, or are we full of self-righteous pride? That is the test, and when it comes home to us that we are blind and that we do need glad tidings and deliverance from heaven, it no longer becomes just a picture to admire; it is a personal Deliverer who captivates and charms the heart, so that we are made willing to follow Him at all cost to ourselves.”
Coates, C. A. An Outline of Luke’s Gospel. Kingston-On-Thames: Stow Hill Bible And Tract Depot, undated, pp 70-71.
Commenting on John 1:14-17, 28-43; 1 John 2:23:
“In order that we might truly and really know God and the Father, there was a twofold kind of revelation necessary — not only one kind, but two kinds. That is to say, we needed a revelation of God, as really as we needed a revelation from God. We need both. A revelation from God we have in all its precious blessedness in the written word, which we call the scriptures; but the revelation of God we have in the incarnate Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. And therefore it is that no one can really know God or the Father except in the Son. To be without the Son is to be without the Father.”
W T Turpin, The Revelation of God and from God. An address delivered in London, October 1885.
Referring to John 6:37:
“We don’t point you to a religion – creed – denomination – sect – or system. We point you to Jesus Christ who said, ‘Him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out’ — MAY YOU DO SO TODAY”
John Thomson, from the handwritten notes of a funeral message found in the papers of my late grandfather.
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5 KJV
You hear people say at times, “I have my faith.” Or others say – “I wish I had your faith.” Again you might hear someone say “as long as we believe something we will be ok.”
Are these statements true or do they just comfort us in our delusional way of thinking? I am not sure what you would say but when I come to the Word of God I find some very specific teaching about this.
I am praying that you will be helped by considering this truth with me.
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Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
It ought to comfort the saints and servants of the Lord when they feel weary. Let them call to mind that Jesus is full of ‘compassion.’ He knows what a world it is in which they live. He knows the body of a man and all its frailties. He knows the devices of their enemy, the devil. And the Lord pities His people. Let them not be cast down. They may feel that weakness, failure, and imperfection are stamped on all they do. But let them not forget that word which says, ‘His compassions fail not.’ (Lamentations 3:22-23.)
J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Matthew, (New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1860), p. 187.
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14 ESV
Recorded Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Oxford Bible Chapel, Oxford, PA.
Correction: At the 10:50 mark I inadvertently said “in Heaven,” I should have said “on Earth.”
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Referring to the Savior’s delay in responding to the request of the Syrophoenician woman, it is said that He answered not a word, but it is not said that He heard not a word. These two differ much. Christ often hears when He does not answer – His not answering is an answer…
See: Mark 7:24-30
Credit: Samuel Rutherford. Further documentation unavailable.