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Christ Ministry how he accomplished it.



A. Everyone has purpose and direction

what is the purpose of Jesus

Alexander Whyte:

We can never really understand the ministry of Jesus without keeping in mind what his ONLY purpose was:

“Sin was his errand in this world, and it was his only errand.”

No preaching, teaching, miracles would have occured without sin
All other things could have been done from heaven
Everything but take away sin

B.Luke 4:14–22

Luke 4:14–22 NASB95
14 And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. 15 And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all. 16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. 17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 18The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, 19 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” 20 And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”

Mark 6:1–3

Mark 6:1–3 NASB95
1 Jesus went out from there and came into His hometown; and His disciples followed Him. 2 When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands? 3 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him.

C.How Did he accomplish his ministry?

1. Purpose

2. direction

3. Communication

II. Christ’s Purpose

1 John 3:5–8

1 John 3:5–8 NASB95
5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

A. Take Away the Sin of the World

1.Mark 2:5–8

Mark 2:5–8 NASB95
5 And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7 “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Immediately Jesus, aware in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, said to them, “Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?

2.Luke 7:47–50

Luke 7:47–50 NASB95
47 “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” 49 Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” 50 And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

B. Destroy The Works of Satan

1. Mark 5:1–20 (Gerasene Demon cast out.

2.By teaching the Gospel and removing blinders that the Scribes and Pharisees had put in place.Parable of the soils

III. Christ Direction

A. Isaiah 53:1–12

Isaiah 53:1–12 NASB95
1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due? 9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. 10 But the Lord was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. 11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
1. Prophesied before he was born

B. John 3:14

John 3:14 NASB95
14 “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;

1. Told Nicodemus

C. Mark 8:31–33

Mark 8:31–33 NASB95
31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”

1.Told his disciples three times he must die.

IV. Christ’s Communication

A. Christ’s Communication with God.

1. Mark 1:35

Mark 1:35 NASB95
35 In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.

2. Mark 6:46

Mark 6:46 NASB95
46 After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.

3. Garden Jesus prayed your will.

4. Quiet Time

5. 1 Thessalonians 5:17–18

1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 NASB95
17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

B.Christ’s Communication with Us

1. Jesus teaches the disciples

2. Jesus teaches us through his word.

V. Conclusion

Grant discovered his house was on fire. Fortunately he lived only four houses from the fire station. He sprinted to get help. The firefighter that met him at the door told him to call 911. “I have no phone,” he said. “You can see the blaze coming out of the roof of my house!” The firefighter shut the door in his face. By the time firefighters did respond, the home was a total loss.
We need to take care that we don’t become as complacent as these firefighters in our proclamation of the gospel. Whatever reasons those firefighters thought they were there for, their primary function is helping citizens put out fires. Paul understood that his purpose was the gospel. That is the church’s purpose as well. We must not get sidetracked.
—Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

A. Fireman Had a purpose

B. Fireman had Direction

C. Fireman had communication.

D. We as a church should not get complacent we must do our purpose follow our direction and communicate everything we need to.

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