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Why Jesus Came to Earth Luke 19:1-10. Christ came to FIND us “The Son of Man has come to seek…”  SEEK (zeteo): “of patient and hopeful expectation” Luke.

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1 Why Jesus Came to Earth Luke 19:1-10

2 Christ came to FIND us “The Son of Man has come to seek…”  SEEK (zeteo): “of patient and hopeful expectation” Luke 13:6-7; 15:4  Jesus came to find the lost sheep of Israel, Matt. 15:24 (Zacchaeus, Lk. 19:9-10) − Captives in Babylon, Ezek. 34:11-16 − Foreshadowed the Good Shepherd, Ezek. 34:23-31 (John 10:10-11) 2

3 Christ came to FIND us “The Son of Man has come to seek…”  Jesus came to find the lost sheep “not of this fold” (not of Israel), John 10:16 − Gentiles, Matt. 15:21-28; 8:10  Jesus came to earth to find sinners, Matt. 9:9-13 − With compassion, Luke 15:1-7 − Valuing souls, Luke 15:8-10 − With God’s ready mercy, Luke 15:11-24 − He acted to save us, Jno. 1:10-13 (John 1:29; Heb. 10:4-10) 3

4 Christ came to FORGIVE us “…and to save…”  SAVE (sozo): Deliverance from danger and safety (protection) from harm, Ezekiel 34:25-28 − Those who believe, Jno. 8:24 − Those who confess faith, Rom. 10:9-10 − Those who repent, Luke 13:1-5 − Those who are baptized, Mark 16:16 − Those who obey, Matt. 7:21-23; Heb. 5:8-9 4

5 Christ came to FREE us “…that which was lost…”  LOST (apollumi): Ruined, destroyed (Matt. 10:28)  Free us from… − Sin’s bondage and death, Rom. 6:17-18, − The fear of death, Hebrews 2:14-15 − Satan’s deception, 1 Peter 5:8-10 5

6 Why Jesus Came to Earth  To save sinners, 1 Tim. 1:15 − “Jesus” (Jehovah is salvation, Savior), Matt. 1:21  Zacchaeus “sought to see Jesus”, Lk. 19:3  Seek God and you will find Him -- and be saved! Acts 17:27 6


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