Do You Know Why Jesus Came?

Below some personalities in the Bible explain why Jesus came.

An angel of the Lord announced to Joseph, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)

The angel Gabriel came to Mary and said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:30-33)

After Jesus was born, an angel of the Lord announced to shepherds, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

When Jesus was presented in the Temple to be circumcised, the old man Simeon took Jesus in his arms and said, “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke 2:28-32)

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Early in his ministry, in response to people who grumbled about the kinds of people with whom he chose to eat, Jesus was clear about why he had come, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

Later in his ministry, after agreeing to go to the home of Zaccheus, a chief tax collector, Jesus explained, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

In a well-known passage from the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

If someone were to ask you today, “Why did Jesus come?” how would you answer?

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