Christmas is the time when we celebrate Jesus’ coming to earth. Yet why did Jesus come? What’s the reason?

Why Did Jesus Come?

In this sermon Martin Morrison looks at the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector in Luke 19:1-10 and focuses specifically on verse 10 where Jesus says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Of course this statement forces us to ask even more questions. Who is the Son of Man? Who are the lost? And what is this person saving them from?

Some of the areas covered in this sermon are:

  • How do we know God is personal?
  • How do we know Jesus really is God?
  • Why do we long to see the places depicted in songs and pictures?
  • Are we really lost?
  • Is there any alternative to the ladder we are all trying to climb?
  • What is grace?

If we want to know who Jesus was in history, a good place to start is what Jesus said about himself.


Preacher: Martin Morrison

Text: Luke 19:1-10

Date Preached: 25 December 2018

Location: Christ Church Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa