Why did Jesus became a man?
I. To satisfy the prophecies of the old testament.
Genesis 3:15 (New International Version)
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Isaiah 7:14 (New International Version)
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
II. To show us the Father
John 14:8-9 (New International Version)
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
III. To symphatize with our weaknesses
Hebrews 4:15-16 (New International Version)
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
IV. To save us from sins
1 Timothy 1:15 (New International Version)
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.”
Romans 3:23 (New International Version)
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
V. To secure our hope of heaven
John 11:25-26 (New International Version)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Titus 2:13 (New International Version)
“while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”