Jesus came on a mission.
Jesus' sacrifice is sufficient.
More prophecies fulfilled.
Jesus came to earth on a rescue mission to save sinners from their sin (Rom. 5:7-11; 1 Tim. 1:15; 1 John 4:14; John 3:17). This is really great news if you remember our condition that we talked about in Week One, where we are powerless to save ourselves. Remember the really bad news?
This salvation is accomplished (done completely) for us by Christ's substitutionary death (in our place, for our sin) on the cross (Col. 2:13-15; 1 Cor. 15:3,4). And this Salvation becomes ours when we place our faith in Jesus' work for us (Eph. 2:1-10).
Another way we know that Jesus is the One sent from God is because God not only tells us how the Messiah would be born, but also how He would live and die. (See Appendix B)
What was Jesus' mission while He was on earth? (save sinners, save people from their sins)
What does it mean that Jesus was our substitution? (He died in our place for our sins, He took the punishment we deserved, He paid for our sins so we wouldn't have to)
How are we saved? (placing our faith in Jesus' work for us on the cross, by His grace through faith)
Have we done or can we do anything to earn or deserve this gift? (no-it is by His grace alone)
The Friend of Little Children - p. 256
The Servant King - p. 286
The Sun Stops Shining - p. 302
Nicodemus (story #87) – p. 175
Jesus Claims to be God (Story #104) – p. 208
The Crucifixion and the Criminals (story #115) – p. 230
The Death of Christ (story #116) – p. 232