Jesus Did It All For Us

I Cor. 15:19

If in this life only, we have hope in Christ,  we are of all men most miserable.


I.   He was born for us.

A.     Is. 7:14 - Christ was born of a virgin, the only virgin birth in all the world.

B.     John 3:16 - God so loved the world that He sent Jesus and Jesus came for our sakes.

C.     Phil 2:6-9 - Christ left all the glories of heaven to come to a sin cursed world to show us how much he loves us.


II.   He lived for us.

A.     Luke 19:10 - Jesus came into the world to seek and save that which was lost.

B.     Jesus was the only man who lived a perfect life.

1.       Luke 23:4 - Pilate said, "I find no fault in this man."

2.       Matt. 27:4 - Judas said, "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood."

3.       Acts 2:36 - Peter preaching on the Day of Pentecost declared that God had made Jesus, whom they had crucified both Lord and Christ.

4.       Phil. 4:4-8 - We can think about good things because Jesus took care of all the bad things for us, giving us all the good things.


III.   He died for us.

A.     Matt. 27:50 - Jesus yielded up the ghost for us, not for Himself.

B.     John 8:52 - Jesus said that believers would never taste death.

C.     Heb. 2:9 - Jesus was made a little lower than the angels that He might taste death for every man.

D.     Matt. 27:54 - When the centurion saw the way Christ died, He said, "Truly, this was the son of God."


IV.   He arose for us.  If Jesus had stayed in the grave, He would have been no different from all other religious leaders.  But He arose from the death to show that He is God.

A.     Matt. 28:6 - The angel told the women that Jesus was not in the tomb, but was raised.

B.     John 10:14-18 - Jesus has the power to lay down his life for the sheep, and He has power to take it again.


V.   He is coming again for us.

A.     I Thess 4:13-18 - A picture of the rapture of the saints.

I Cor. 15:50-54 - God will give us an incorruptible body in place of this corruptible one.