The Bible is so very clear where Jesus’ heart is. In John 15:9 He says, “as the Father has loved Me, so I love you.” It is clear that He wants mankind saved and was willing to sacrifice to bring it to pass.
1 Tim. 2:4 says, “God our savior wants all men to be saved…” Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Eph. 5:2). Today let’s study His missionary strategy for reaching the areas west of the Jordan river.
-Jesus loves us (John 6:38-40, Eph. 5:25)
-We are invited to come (Matt. 11, John 6:37, John 7:37)
-Mark 4 teaches the disciples and us to tell and show others… It’s a matter of the heart.
Jesus knew His mission. He knew why the Father sent Him into the world. He aligned Himself with this mission. Everything that He did, everything that He taught, everything that is recorded of His life in the Gospels was focused on accomplishing the mission for which He was sent. At the end of His life and ministry, He prayed to the Father, “I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do” (John 14:4). Mission accomplished! And it’s a great lesson for us.
Sermon by Pastor Rob Lemon
Sunday, October 8, 2017