Jesus Christ came, was successful, and requires faith

  1. Christ born at the right time and place (Galatians 4.4, Micah 5.2, Luke 2.4).
  2. Why did he come?
    • To realize Old Testament prophecy (Genesis 3.15, Isaiah 53, Zechariah 12.10; Matthew 1.20-23; Luke 2.4).
    • To reveal God to people (John 1.1.1,14,18; 14.9; 10.30; Hebrews 1.1-3).
    • To redeem humanity (Matthew 1.21; Luke 5.32; 19.10; John 1.29; 3.16-18; 10.10; Romans 5.6; 1 Timothy 1.15; Hebrews 9.24-28).
    • To restore all under God’s authority (Romans 8.18-23; 1 Corinthians 15.20-28; Revelation 21-22).
  3. He was successful (Luke 24.1-8; Acts 1.9-11; 2.22-36; Romans 4.25; Philippians 2.8-11; 1 Tim 3.16; Zechariah 14.9).
  4. He made exclusive claims (Acts 4.12; John 8.23-24, 56-59; 14.6; 1 Timothy 2.5; Hebrews 10.10-14; 1 John 5.10-12).

Conclusion

  1. The challenge of the gospel (John 3.16-18; 14.6; 1 Timothy 1.15-16).
  2. The challenge of the Christian way of life (2 Corinthians 4.18; 5.7; Galatians 5.16; Ephesians 5.2; Colossians 1.10; 2.6; Hebrews 11.6).