This is Why He Came

This is why he cameWhile [Jesus] was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. —Luke 17:11 (NASB)

If you study the New Testament, I hope you’ll begin to note that time and again it says something like, “While Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem . . .” Don’t ever forget that. Christ came to teach. Christ came to preach. Christ came to heal. He came to perform miracles. But the main mission of Christ, always, was to head to Jerusalem.

Why? Because at Jerusalem was the cross, and there He would pay the penalty for our sins. And why was that important? Because the main reason Jesus Christ came was to be our Savior, to die in our place so He could save us from sin and death and hell. All through His ministry, amid all the great things He was doing, there was one central focus.He was headed to Jerusalem. He was headed to the cross. This is why He came.

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The cross symbolizes love, courage, and hope. What else does the cross symbolize for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the blog today – you can leave a comment below.

Bryant Wright

Bryant Wright is the founder and chairman of Right from the Heart Ministries and the senior pastor of the 7,800-plus member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in northwest Atlanta. A respected Bible teacher and author, Wright is also the president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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