Jesus Christ: The Only Man for this Mission
The birth of Jesus Christ into this world was the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Savior. But the sending of His Son was only the beginning of the Father’s eternal work of redemption. In Jesus Christ: Man On A Mission, Lutheran Hour Ministries’ 2012 Lenten Devotions, the earthly life and ministry of Jesus is brought into sharp focus through the powerful words of the Gospel of Mark.
In LHM’s Advent Devotions we read how God transforms our lives with the everlasting hope that unto us a Savior is born, “who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11b). During Lent, we see the Savior as His life unfolds. Being raised in a carpenter’s shop in Nazareth, Jesus was no stranger to the gritty and demanding life of first-century Judea. At His baptism by John, however, His heavenly mission began.
Teaching with authority, performing inconceivable miracles, commanding nature, showing compassion unlike anyone before or since, Jesus’ life was an exemplar of divine love in action. His disciples, 12 hand-picked followers, watched Him feed huge crowds with tiny amounts of food. They watched Him heal the sick, restore the lame, open blind eyes and deaf ears and raise people from the dead.
And then they saw Him die—violently crucified in a horrific spectacle. Buried in a tomb, their beloved Leader dead and gone, the disciples’ hope seemed lost for good. But three days later in ultimate triumph, God raised His Son from the dead, and His mission was complete.
Follow this Man on a mission, as He conquers the powers of darkness for you—Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of all!
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