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; 15:4Jesus came to find the lost sheep of Israel, Matt. 15:24 (Zacchaeus, Lk. 19:9-10)Captives in Babylon, Ezek. 34:11-16Foreshadowed the Good Shepherd, Ezek. 34: (John 10:10-11)Luke 19:10
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 10:16Gentiles, Matt. 15:21-28; 8:10Jesus came to earth to find sinners, Matt. 9:9-13With compassion, Luke 15:1-7Valuing souls, Luke 15:8-10With God’s ready mercy, Luke 15:11-24He acted to save us, Jno. 1: (John 1:29; Heb. 10:4-10)Luke 19:10
4 Christ came to FORGIVE us “…and to save…” SAVE (sozo): Deliverance from danger and safety (protection) from harm, Ezekiel 34:25-28Those who believe, Jno. 8:24Those who confess faith, Rom. 10:9-10Those who repent, Luke 13:1-5Those who are baptized, Mark 16:16Those who obey, Matt. 7:21-23; Heb. 5:8-9Luke 19:10
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, 12-14The fear of death, Hebrews 2:14-15Satan’s deception, Peter 5:8-10Luke 19:10
6 Why Jesus Came to Earth To save sinners, 1 Tim. 1:15 “Jesus” (Jehovah is salvation, Savior), Matt. 1:21Zacchaeus “sought to see Jesus”, Lk. 19:3Seek God and you will find Him and be saved! Acts 17:27
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