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Psalm 106:1
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Why Did God Send Jesus to Earth?

God sent Jesus to teach people the truth. Notice Jesus' words to Pilate: "...My kingdom is no part of this world. If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source." Therefore Pilate said to him: "Well, then, are you a king?"  Jesus answered: "You yourself are saying that I am a king. For this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone that is on the side of truth listens to my voice." -John 18:36, 37

Jesus taught about God's Kingdom, a government in heaven that will bring peace to all the earth.  "Then he went around throughout the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity among the people." -Matthew 4:32

Jesus provided the hope of everlasting life"Whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty at all, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water bubbling up to impart everlasting life." - John 4:14

Jesus taught people about finding real happiness.  "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of heaven belongs to them." -Matthew 5:3 (Compare: Matthew 6:19-21)

Jesus also taught by example.  "In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you, leaving you a model for you to follow his steps closely. He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. When he was being reviled, he did not go reviling in return. When he was suffering, he did not go threatening, but kept on committing himself to the one who judges righteously. He himself bore our sins in his own body upon the stake in order that we might be done with sins and live to righteousness. And "by his stripes you were healed." -1 Peter 2:21-24

Jesus taught his followers self-sacrificing love. "This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you. No one has love greater than this, that some one should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends." -John 15: 12, 13 (Compare: Philippians 2:5-8)

No one could give us a finer example of love than Jesus.

May we all continue to learn more about Jesus, with the intention of following in his footsteps to the very best of our ability. Always praying to our Heavenly Father, Jehovah for his holy spirit to help us in this endeavor, as we live through these "last days."

1 comment:

sandyseashells said...

Thank you or sharing this article as a reminder to us, of the purpose of life.
To help us to follow Jesus's teachings.