Soon we will be decorating the tree with Christmas lights, wrapping gifts, and planning holiday parties. Most importantly, however, we will be focusing on the reason of this special time of year – the birth of our Lord and Savior.

2,000 years ago God sent His Son to save the world and to bring mankind the gift of eternal life instead of eternal damnation. 

Sometimes I wonder, is the story of the Son of God being born of a virgin, living a life of sinless love, and dying for sinners that all who believe might have eternal life—is this story a creation of human imagination because we so desperately need it to be true?

 

If you read the Gospels, you will find some of the reasons why Jesus came into the world. I would like to share them with you now.

Reasons for Jesus' coming

  1. He came to ransom many
    “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom.” — Mark 10:45
     
  2. He came to call sinners
    "Jesus said to them, 'Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'” — Luke 5:31-32
     
  3. He came to give sight to the morally blind
    "Jesus said, 'For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see." — John 9:39
    And another scripture says, "I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me might not remain in darkness." — John 12:46
     
  4. He came to save from divine condemnation
    "For God sent not the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He who believes in him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already." — John 3:17-18

    God sent his Son to save us from his own just condemnation and wrath. The need for salvation implies that there is a danger we need to be saved from. That danger is sin and death and the devil. But the most serious danger of all is the danger of the condemnation of God. If God is for us, then sin and death and the devil will fail to destroy us. But if God is against us, then nothing can save us.

  5. He came to give eternal life
    "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him should not perish, but have everlasting life." — John 3:16

 

I want to encourage you to redirect your devotion and priority to Jesus and He will help you to have the best and most meaningful Christmas season.

Let us share our joy and happiness with others this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

 

Dr. Neil Anderson

 
 
 

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