The Rescue Mission
Christ’s - Mass.
You cant be a True Christian without the True Christ.
John 1:1-14, 9-14 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Incarnation: “the act of being made flesh.”
Jesus is both fully human and fully divine(God), that there is no mixture or dilution of either nature, forever
Accounts for the circumvention (bypass) of the the sin nature and allowed the eternal God to become a perfect man.
“You are not defined, destroyed or distanced, by your temptations.”
Matthew 1:18-21 (NIV) 18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Jesus came on a rescue mission.
Jesus Savior, Deliverer
Christ Messiah, Anointed One.
Jesus brought heavens agenda.
“TO SAVE PEOPLE…FROM THEIR SIN”
Romans 3:23 (NIV) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Hamartia, “missing the mark.”
Romans 3:22-25 (NLT) 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.
Luke 19:10 (NIV) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
Jesus came seeking…
Seek-To seek after that which one desires.
“We don’t seek to find God, we seek him because God found us.”
...to Save the lost.
1. He’s the only one that could.
2. He’s the only one that would
Romans 5:6 (NIV) 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
3. He is the only one who did
Romans 5:17 (NIV) For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the only one who made a way.
Jesus Paid the Ransom
Matthew 20:28 (NLT) For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”