Jesus' Purpose in Coming
Christians take seriously the person and work of Christ. Believing in him brings us salvation. As we exalt Christ, we must not forget one of the major purposes of the coming of Jesus. John 1:18 says, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has explained him." Notice the great role of Jesus is to explicate or explain the Father.
In the Old Testament before Christ came, there are 11 direct references to God as a father, but in the New Testament, 261 references are found. That's because Jesus kept talking about His Father. Jesus very much wants you to be preoccupied with his Father—He is, and we should be. We need to focus on the Father as Jesus focused on the Father. If we visited a home with a father and son present, and only talked to the son it would be odd and impolite. Especially if the son of the home invited us to visit to meet his father. The Son has visited the earth to make us part of His family, and the Father is what makes the Trinitarian Family a family. Join in with joy.
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