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Chapter 3


CHAPTER 1

Why did Jesus come to Earth? Surely He had other things He could ha...

Jesus gave three main reasons in the Bible why He came to this plan...

JOHN 18:37-38 NKJ
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born,
and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear
witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, ...

Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" When my son was young he would...

What is truth? What would you say? It is not a lie. It is when you ...

In John 14:6 Jesus said that He was the truth. Jesus said, praying ...

JOHN 17:17 NKJ
17 "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

JOHN 14:6-10 NKJ
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."

9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so
how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in M...

Jesus did not say He was the Father. He talked of Himself and the F...

Watching Jesus in action, reveals as much to us about God the Fathe...

Jesus said He was born that He should bear witness to the truth.

What is truth? Or more accurately, who is truth? Who is the personi...

The world did not know -- and most people still do not know -- what...

Jesus said this was a reason He was born, so the world would know w...

He is a God of love, a God of perfection. Think of what a perfect p...

Jesus said this is why He was born, so He could bear witness to the...

This is the first reason we will look at why Jesus came to Earth, t...

Exact Image

HEBREWS 1:1-5 NKJ
1 God, who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets.

2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He
had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the
Majesty on high,

4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, toda...

Jesus is the express image of God's person (verse 3). The exact image. Strong's Concordance says the word translated exact image means the exact copy. W. E. Vine's Greek dictionary says it is the...

The fact of complete similarity.

The NIV translates this, the exact representation of His being.

Would you like to know God? Would you like to know what He is like? Jesus Christ of Nazareth, when He walked the earth, was an exact representation of the being of God. Exact. Not differing in a few
minor ways, but exact. Jesus is an exact re...

Look at 2 Corinthians 4:4, which tells us the same thing.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:4 NKJ
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, ...

Jesus is the image, or exact representation, of the Father. He is t...

JOHN 12:49 NKJ
49 "For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who s...

JOHN 10:37 NKJ
37 "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;

JOHN 10:37 NEB
37 `If I am not acting as my Father would, do not believe me.

If all Christians understood this verse, it would help them so much...

What people say makes it clear they do not understand this verse. If you understand that Jesus showed us exactly what the Father is like -- the words He spoke were the Father's words, the actions He did were
the Father's actions -- then you cannot declare it is not God's will to
heal all. Or, say something like God may not be inte...

Why did Jesus feed the people when they were hungry? Why did Jesus ...

It is not the will of God for people to suffer. It is not the will ...

Jesus said this was the purpose for which He was born, to bear witn...

JOHN 8:29 NKJ
29 "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone...

Jesus always did the things that pleased God. Not once in a while -- always. Jesus did not do things just acceptable to the Father, but everything Jesus did thrilled the Father. Each time He healed someone
sick, the Father was thril...

In effect, Jesus was saying, "Philip, you have been with me for yea...

Everything Jesus said, everything He did, was not just acceptable to God, but was the exact words, the exact action, the exact attitude the Father would have had in the same situation. Exactly.

If the world understood that, masses would turn to the Lord Jesus C...

Jesus Does Good

ACTS 10:38 NKJ
38 "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and wit...

Jesus went about doing good and healing ALL. Of all who came to Him, Jesus never turned one down. He never told...

It says, for God was with Him. God was with Him in every word He sp...

Jesus went about doing good -- not bad things. When the Bible says ...

Some people, when they read the Bible, think like this: that may no...

That is the devil's lie to confuse you.

When the Bible says good, it means good like you would think about ...

The people thought what Jesus did was good. He did not go about doi...

(Of course, the religious leaders were not thrilled with the good J...

Great multitudes followed Jesus. They went out into the wilderness,...

God anointed Jesus Who went about doing things which thrilled peopl...

When the Bible says good, and the thought hits you that it may not ...

That is not God's thinking, or the teaching of the Bible.

In such situations, some people have turned to God, but more have t...

God surely hates teaching that says He uses bad things to draw peop...

You may object that some person did get saved after experiencing su...

Wrong teaching makes you afraid of God. Then you will not love God,...

The world will not be won to Jesus Christ as long as they have a wr...

People are not interested in God because they do not think very hig...

We need to quit thinking religiously and let God bless us like He d...

It is supposed to be like that with you, also. God is supposed to b...

Jesus came to Earth saying He was the light of the world. "I will l...

The leper came to Jesus, questioning His willingness to heal him. I...

Jesus settled it for time and eternity. It is God's will for people...

Is it God's will to heal you? A leper already asked Jesus and He re...

What is the will of the Father today? If it is the same Father God ...

The devil has tried to replace God in our minds with a clone who lo...

Jesus said, "I am the truth." He said He came to bear witness to the truth -- the...
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CHAPTER 2

The second reason Jesus came, according to what the Bible says, was...

LUKE 9:56 NKJ
56 "For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to s...

LUKE 19:10 NKJ
10 "for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was ...

1 TIMOTHY 1:15 NKJ
15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Chr...

JOHN 3:17 NKJ
17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the worl...

1 JOHN 3:8 NKJ
8 . . . For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He mig...

The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. Di...

It is worthwhile to look at the word: destroy. We normally think it...

After an enemy is defeated in war, at the signing of a peace treaty...

So it is with the devil.

Jesus has already forced the devil to bow his knee. Jesus defeated ...

God sets before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore...

Why do so many Christians not choose life and blessing? A main reas...

HEBREWS 2:14 NKJ
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, ...

Again, the word destroy in this verse has the same meaning. Jesus c...

You are to rule over a defeated enemy, not serve under a powerful o...

You have been lifted up over your old master satan, and you should ...

A Dream

In a dream I saw myself walking to a house where a huge girl was ba...

I had found out that the baby-sitter was going to beat the child, a...

There was no problem at all saving the child. I marched in and took...

I was small and the baby-sitter was huge. Yet, the baby-sitter put up no resistance when I walked in, but readily gave me the whip. Why? I acted with authority.

Although the baby-sitter put up no resistance, I could not get rid ...

When I woke up I thought, that is the way the devil is. If you marc...

If you shut one door and another door is open, he will try to get i...

Jesus said whoever believes can cast out the devil in His Name (Mar...

He did it through death. Jesus entered into death to defeat the dev...
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CHAPTER 3

The third reason Jesus came to earth was so you could have life.

Without Jesus, people have mere existence -- not life. People take ...

JOHN 10:10 NKJ
10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to de...

Jesus is implying people did not have life. If people had life ther...

Jesus said that He came for people to have life.

The Wuest translation says I alone came in order that they might be...

Mohammed, Buddha, or Confucius did not come so people might have li...

Jesus came into this planet with life. Jesus said that He had life ...

Jesus gave up His life, as a sacrifice in our place, so all humanit...

What is the gift of God? Romans 6:23 says it is life -- eternal lif...

ROMANS 6:23 NKJ
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal li...

1 JOHN 4:9 NKJ
9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has se...

The Phillips translation says, "To give us life through Him."

God did not send His Son into the world so we could have Christmas,...

The New English Bible says, "He sent His only Son into the world to...

We did not have life before. Jesus came to bring us what we did not...

Jesus redeemed us and defeated the devil through His death as our s...

A twenty pound child can boss every corpse in the morgue around. Th...

So it is with us. When we have been brought to life, we have the li...

Because we have life, satan has no more dominion over us. We are in...

God sent His only Son into the world to bring us life.

JOHN 6:33 NKJ
33 "For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives...

Jesus speaks of Himself as the bread of God.

Wade's translation says, ". . . not only descends out of Heaven, bu...

JOHN 6:51 NKJ
51 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone ea...

Jesus is the living bread which came down from Heaven. Heaven was w...

One translation says, "The bread which I will give to bring the wor...

Jesus said that is why He came: so people could have life.

What kind of life? Life in your spirit, life on the inside of you. ...

Eternal life is something which satisfies you on the inside. When y...

Jesus did not say that He came so people could get along a little b...

Two Groups Of People

1 JOHN 5:11-12 NKJ
11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God...

There are two groups of people: those who have life and those who d...

If you do not receive Jesus, the Son of God -- you will stay dead. If you reject...

You are already in trouble, whether you know it or not. You are dea...

There is only one answer. There is only one bread from Heaven. Only...

Summary

According to God's Word, the reasons Jesus came to Earth were:

To bear witness to the truth. To show us what God is really like.

To defeat mankind's old enemy, the devil, and deliver mankind from ...

So man can have life. There is only one way mankind can be brought ...

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