WHY CHRIST CAME TO EARTH
                                                        Romans 4:25-5:11

  Introduction:
       A.  As we think about Christ having come to Earth, we are amazed at the degree of
             God’s love for us.  Romans 5:8; John 3:16
             1.  “He Loved Me So?” by J.G. Dailey, p 301
       B.  Christ didn’t come  to resolve a problem for Himself.
       C.  Christ came to Earth, died on the cross and was resurrected on the third day for
             us.
   I.  Christ came to Earth to bring  salvation.

       A.  He was delivered over to death for our sins according to Romans 4:25a.

             1.  Christ’s rejection, crucifixion and death had been prophesied hundreds of
                  years earlier.  Isaiah 53:3-8 (estimated about 726 B.C.)

                  V4 - “He took up our infirmities”

                  V4 - “Carried our sorrows”

                  V5 - “He was crushed for our iniquities”

                  V5 - “By His wounds we are healed”

              2.  Jesus came to take our place:
        B.  Christ died for our sins, was buried and was resurrected on the third
              day for us.  1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ( according to the scriptures such as Isaiah
              53:3-8)
  II.  Our response to Christ bringing salvation.

        A.  The teaching of the sacrifice for our sins.  Acts 8:26-35 (VV 32-33 are from
              Isaiah 53:7-8)
        B.  The eunuch’s response.

              1.  The eunuch’s question:  “See, here is water.  What hinders me from being
                    _______________?” v36

              2.  Philip’s answer:  “If you __________ with all you heart, you may.”  v37

              3.  The eunuch’s reply:  “I __________ that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” v37

              4.  Action taken:  He (Philip) ________________ him.  V38

  Conclusion: What should be my response? ____________________________________