MY UNDERSTANDING OF WHY GOD BECAME A MAN
(SKIP'S LIGHTHOUSE VERSION)
John 1:1, 14 - In the beginning (of time) was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten Son (see Jn. 1:18; 3:16, 18; 1 Jn. 4:9) of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 12:27, 32, 33 - Jesus said, Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me. This He said, signifying what death He should die.
John 18:37 - Pilate therefore said unto Him, Are You a king then? Jesus answered, you say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears My voice.
Philippians 2:5-8 - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in the likeness of man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Hebrews 9:11-15 - But Christ being come as the high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect (heavenly) tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of (an earthly) building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into heaven (Mk. 16:19; Lk. 24:51; Heb. 9:24), having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause He is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the Old Testament, they which are called might receive the promise of an eternal inheritance.
HE DIED FOR YOU; HIS FATHER RAISED HIM TO BE LORD OF YOUR LIFE!