Podcast #148: “He Has Come For Us” by Meredith Andrews

Exploring Scriptures Displaying How Christ Has Come

We know that Jesus came to be WITH us, but to understand that He also came FOR us is cause for celebration! Meredith Andrews wrote a unique chorus to the traditional Christmas song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and has entitled it, “He Has Come For Us.” I was inspired by the chorus to explore Scriptures describing WHY Jesus came for us.

I barely scratch the surface, but will hopefully get you started as we discover what Scripture has to say about why Jesus came for us.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – our Bible Interaction Tool Exercises this week are:
  • The purpose for which Christ was born – John 18:37
  • Just because you are seeking truth doesn’t mean you are ready to accept it when you see it
  • Jesus came into the world as light so we would not remain in darkness – John 12:44-46
  • Jesus has come as light to rescue us from darkness – John 1:4-5
  • Seeing much of why Christ came through Zechariah’s prophecy – Luke 1:68-79
  • “Remember Christ, our Savior, was born on Christmas day to save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray” – Parable of the Lost Sheep – Luke 15:1-7
  • Jesus came to seek and save the lost – Luke 19:10
  • Jesus came to serve and give His life – Matthew 20:28
  • Jesus came to call sinners – Matthew 9:11-13

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Explore the topic of why Christ came to us by using the Scriptures I have discussed today on the podcast. I have listed them all out in the show notes above. And if you subscribe to my email list you will get my podcast recap each week in your inbox! Read the Scripture references in context by reading the entire chapter that contains them. Perhaps even journal about WHY Jesus came. There are more references! I just touched on a few. Get inspired to dig around in God’s Word and find more yourself.

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