He Came to Free Us

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? 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 […]

He Came for Righteousness

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? Why did Jesus come? We saw yesterday that he came to help the poor and needy. This is the Jesus everyone seems to accept and to like, Christian or not. Jesus came also for righteousness. He came in obedience to the […]

He Came to Rescue Us

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? Why did Jesus come? In his own words, For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 […]

He Came For Truth

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? 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 […]

He Came For Life!

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Why Did Jesus Come? 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 […]