Series: Why Did Jesus Come?

He Came to Free Us

Why did Jesus come? During this Holy Week, I’m going to address that question the direct way, by looking at some or all of the fifteen places I’ve been able to find where Jesus answers that question himself. The first is in what I believe was his earliest sermon we have on record, a very …

He Came For Truth

Why did Jesus come? In his own words (Luke 12:49-53, cf. Matthew 10:34-35): “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give …

He Came For Life!

Why did Jesus come? In his own words (John 10:10), The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. This Easter morning we celebrate life—abundant life—once again. He came to give his life for us, but he came to become the victor over …