Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:18 AM

Why God Sent Jesus

Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:18 AM
Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:18 AM


I.   … SO THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM? “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9).

II.  … SO THAT HE MIGHT PAY THE PRICE OF OUR SINS? “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation [the redemption price that He paid] for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

III. … SO THAT HE MIGHT BE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD? “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14).

IV. … SO THAT HE MIGHT GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE IN HIS SON? “And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life, and he that has not the Son of God has not life” (1 John 5:11–12).

V.  … SO THAT WE MIGHT UNDERSTAND, KNOW GOD AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE? “And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an under-standing, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life” (1 John 5:20).

VI. … SO THAT WE MIGHT BECOME CHRISTLIKE CHILDREN OF GOD? “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.… We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–2).[1]

[1] Northrup, B. E. (1997). True evangelism : Paul's presentation of the first five steps of the soul-winner in Romans.

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