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  • 1. Getting to know Jesus His mission Laindon 2 ndMarch 2008

2. Getting to know Jesus

  • His birth
  • His mission
  • His return

3. The words of Isaiah are fulfilled:

  • Matthew 4:14-16
  • 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
  • 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
  • 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

4. Jesus mission declared:

  • To bring light and life into a world of darkness and death:
    • The light of Gods word
    • The good news of Gods Kingdom
    • The mediator between God and man
    • The means of redemption
    • The hope of resurrection

5. The world Jesus was born into:

  • A world full of sinEcclesiastes 7:20
  • A world where the wages of sin is death Romans 5:12
  • A world where sin is defined by Gods law Romans 3:20
  • A world without the spirit of the law Matthew 23:23-24

6. The inescapable conclusion:

  • For the wages of sin is death Romans 6:23

7. The light of Gods word:

  • Darkness and death to be replaced by light and life Matthew 4:4
  • Jesus is the embodiment of Gods word John 1:14
  • Gods word, through Jesus, brings life John 5:24
  • Jesus is light John 1:4-9

8. Jesus brings good news

  • Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God Matthew 9:35
  • Once the gospel has been preached to all, the Kingdom will come Matthew 24:14
  • On hearing the gospel comes responsibility Mark 1:14-15

9. Jesus the mediator

  • Jesus the only means of salvation Acts 4:10-12
  • Jesus our mediator 1 Timothy 2:3-5
  • For through him comes the forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:5-7

10. Jesus is the means of redemption

  • Jesus sacrifice was for his followers John 10:14-15
  • Through his obedience came salvation Hebrews 5:8-9
  • Jesus is able to save his faithful followers Hebrews 7:25

11. The hope of resurrection

  • Jesus the firstfruits 1 Corinthians 15:20-21
  • We can share in his resurrection Romans 6:3-9
  • After resurrection and judgement comes transformation 1 Corinthians 15:50-57

12. Jesus mission complete:

  • Jesus prayer for his disciples John 17:1-4
  • His last words on the cross John 19:28-30
  • We must be steadfast in our hope 1 Corinthians 15:58

13. 1 Corinthians 15:58

  • Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

14. Next week (God willing) Jesus, his return

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