Friday, November 2, 2007

Why Jesus came into the world? (part 5)

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." (1 Tim. 1:15)

Jesus came into the world to save sinners. The Bible deals with this theme over and over again. Consider these verses:

Matt 20:28 “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Mark 2:17 “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 19:10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

This is a glorious truth. Jesus Christ came in order to save sinners. He came in the interest of the wicked, and the vile, the depraved, Hell-bound sinner. He came to call sinners to repentance. Why should any preacher not call sinners to repentance? Many people do not like to think in terms of being a sinner. This is one of the hardest things to convince many people of. Unless a sinner is willing to repent of their sinful and selfish ways, there can be no Salvation. What happens when a sinner repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ? What happens when he receives the Lord as his Savior? Look at one of the most beautiful set of verses ever in the Bible and you will know the answer, if you have not already experienced it.

John 3:16-17For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

1 comment:

Jerry Bouey said...

I wanted to invite you and your readers over to a blog I started tonight. For about 2 1/2 years I sent out Daily Devotionals, which included many articles and studies by others. Some were links and some were full articles on other websites or message boards - but unfortunately over time, some of those websites went down or are no longer in existence. I no longer have programs to edit my pages on Earnestly Contending, so I stopped sending out articles by others. The ones on my Study Blog are by me, except for the ones written by Kate in the series on Numbers In The Bible we worked on together.

Here is the link to my Blog that will contain articles by sound men of the faith: Faithful Men Of God

I haven't yet had a chance to work on the layout of the blog (ie. other links, and extras on the side margin), but you can access what articles I have put up so far.