And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. No one is good except God alone.
Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.
Jesus' mission – What was it?
Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
What We Are Doing
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. We read in the Bible that death is the wages for sin Romans and so therefore God raised Jesus from the dead because he had no personal transgressions. Because of this, God raised Jesus Christ from the dead opening a way of salvation for all who have faith in God and in the Messiah — that by associating ourselves with Christ by belief and baptism in the gospel, we can have our sins forgiven and we too can be raised from he dead and given the gift of eternal life.
In all of this God is declared right:. Romans If so how was God right in allowing His son, who had done no sin to die? How was he right in raising him from the dead?
Mission, Of Jesus Christ
However, it was also right that God raised him from the dead because he had overcome that nature and offered himself as a sacrifice. It was right God changed his flesh nature and gave him spirit nature. This is the immediate benefit of being associated with Him — that, in the eyes of God we are counted righteous and are able to approach unto God to seek forgiveness of sin. However the ultimate befit is to be given eternal life when Christ returns to the earth. To have our vile bodies of sin prone flesh destroyed and made into immortal bodies.
To have our natural natures we in inherit from Adam, destroyed and to be given the gift of an immortal nature.
Jesus Christ – his true purpose and mission
All the faithful men and women of old looked forward in faith to his coming sacrifice. In his first coming he opened a way for men to have salvation and to draw near to God and in his second coming he will restore the Kingdom of God on the earth. We would like to now dispel the common idea that Jesus was God. For example consider carefully this famous verse spoken in prayer by Jesus himself:.
They are not the one and the same personage. These three beings are all equal parts of the same being. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. The Father and Jesus then have different statuses. Jesus tells us that the Father is greater — they cannot therefore be equal. This would be impossible if they were one and the same being! Consider these passages:. The idea that an almighty and eternal being would be born as a fragile baby child is not one that makes any sense at all.
The Bible does however reveal that Jesus and The Father were one in purpose and we are told that we too, if we follow Jesus should be one in purpose as they are. Consider this verse:.
The Bible does not reveal Jesus as a God but as a man — albeit a special man because he was the son of God. Jesus came to earth because of the unfathomable love of God for His creation. He came to give us life where we had only death. To know Jesus and have relationship with God is incredibly simple. You must believe that He was and is the risen son of God.
Then upon the confession of your sins and your need for Him, the Bible says you are saved. Once this happens, you are charged with sharing the good news!
Introduction to Christ’s life & death
How are others to hear if nobody is telling them? We must GO to equip the found and find the lost. We are going on A Jesus Mission. It is a word for word translation that has become a standard for Bible teachers around the world. You must be logged in to post a comment.
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