What was His rescue mission?
Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 2:10-11 - “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’”
What are His rescue credentials?
Isaiah 9:6-7 - “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
- Wonderful Counselor
- Mighty God
- Everlasting Father
Deuteronomy 13:5 - “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
The unexpected rescue
Matthew 12:21 - “And His name will be the hope of all the world.”
John 8:12 - “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Luke 5:2 - “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”