7 Important Reasons Jesus Chose to Come to Earth
I remember it like it was yesterday.
Our phone conversation was brief, but poignant. I shared the horrific details of my situation through tears.
All she said was, “I’ll be over soon.”
In my moment of deepest need and greatest hurt, my friend came to me. She left what she was doing and made her way to my house to comfort and encourage me. I had nothing to offer her, nothing to give, and little to say.
But, she showed up – just when I needed her the most. (And, she brought flowers!)
Similarly, when we were in our place of greatest need, Jesus stepped out of heaven and came down to earth for us. We had nothing to offer, nothing to give, and little to say.
But Jesus showed up – just when we needed Him the most. (And, He brought hope!)
Why did Jesus have to come to earth?
Couldn’t He have saved us from up in heaven?
Why did He have to become fully man – be born, live, die, and be raised again?
In studying these questions, I’ve discovered 7 reasons that Jesus chose to come down to earth and live as a man.
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Join us as we take a clear and practical look at some of the most basic and essential tenants of the Christian life – the doctrines of the faith.
Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?”
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For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.
It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.
“…And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (ESV)
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