Jesus (1)

In a few weeks, Christians around the world will celebrate Jesus’ birth. Today and for the next few days we will talk about Jesus and His special purpose for coming to earth.
Some people only think about Jesus as a baby born in Bethlehem. They do not think about Jesus’ ministry, His death or His resurrection. Verse 15a of our Bible Reading tells us the reason Jesus came to earth. “Here is a true statement that should be accepted without question: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
Jesus’ special purpose in coming to earth was to die for our sins. Without His death and resurrection, Jesus’ life on earth would be meaningless. God sent Jesus to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Tomorrow we will begin talking about Jesus’ death and what it means to us. I hope you will think about these things as you celebrate Christmas. Praise God today for sending Jesus to die!