A. JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD
Two thousand years ago a man appeared on the scene of history. He was borninto the world and grew up into manhood just like every other person, but thisman was different to anyone else. He was no ordinary man.A virgin conceived by the Holy Spirit to bring Him to birth. He was God, Himself coming to the earth in human form. He was the "Son of God" (Luke 1:26-35).
"In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and theword was God... The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We haveseen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth"
B. JESUS CAME TO THE WORLD FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE
1. To Rescue Mankind From Satan's Power
"For the son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost"
(Luke 19:10) Seealso Colossians 1:13.
2. To Give His Life As A Ransom to Buy Us Back
"...the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life asa ransom for many"
3. To Destroy The Works Of Satan In Our Lives
"He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinningfrom the beginning.” "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work"
(1 Jn 3:8).
4. To Give Us Eternal Life
"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in hisSon.He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not havelife"
(1 Jn 5:11,12). See also John 3:16,17 and John 10:10
5. To Give Us New "Birth" Into The Family Of God
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave theright to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God"
(John 1:12). See also 1John 3:1,2.
6. To Restore Our Fellowship With God The Father
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may havefellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, JesusChrist"
(1 Jn 1:3).
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