The historian Luke records the declaratory statement of the angel to the
shepherds in Luke 2:10-11: "'Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good
news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of
David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.'"
The word savior literally means "rescuer." So why did Jesus come? Jesus came to give you salvation. He came to rescue you.
It is important to realize this salvation, this rescue, has individual and corporate implications. Let us look at this rescue, this salvation, in a three-step, time progressional perspective.
First, Jesus came to give you salvation (rescue) from an old style of life - an END.
Jesus came to help people with a past put that past behind them. Salvation is rescue from the past. You can't do this on your own. You need a Savior. What is for certain about the past?
Jesus rescues you from your bondage to past sin.
The fact is that none of us is perfect. All of us have sinned. The Bible tells us that there is no way in which we can atone for our own sins. We need a Savior. God became a human being in the person of Jesus Christ to die for your and my sins. If we repent of sin, confess our need, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all iniquity. The Bible uses a most graphic description when it declares, "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
Jesus also rescues you from a meaningless existence.
Source: Preaching Daily
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