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Jesus Christ Is on a Mission to Die for His People (8 of 12)
Ok, so Andrew sends me the passage I am to preach on for this Sunday…I read it and I think, seriously? How in the world am I going to be able to fit all of that into ONE sermon?
the Transfiguration of Christ
Jesus healing a boy of an unclean spirit
Jesus foretelling his death
The disciples arguing over who is the greatest
The disciples upset because there are ''other people'' trying to heal in Jesus' name
A Samaritan village who rejects Jesus and the disciples want to rain down fire from heaven.
All I can say is, ''Get comfortable, this may take a while!''
INTRODUCTION: Visiting Aunt Margie in Annapolis. Life is about relationships. We were created to live in relationship to one another, they are supposed to give us encouragement, love, compassion, but we were also created to live in relationship with God and the mission that Jesus is on will accomplish this. Apart from Christ dying on the cross and taking away our sins and placing His righteousness upon us we will not have a relationship with God. We rebelled and broke it and can't fix it on our own, So God has sent His Son to fix it.
Here is how we are going to approach this passage:
First I want you to see an overarching theme
Then I want us to look at 4 critical things we lack and how Jesus comes and supplies us with what we need.
What is the overarching theme?
Jesus Christ is on a mission to die for His people
Andrew started telling us about this last week when Jesus foretold his suffering, death and resurrection. And we see it again in this passage… on the mount of Transfiguration and in verses 43-45 where Jesus again tells his disciples to ''let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.'' Jesus is trying to prepare the disciples for what was going to happen.
Let's start with the Transfiguration. Obviousl ...
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