7950 mission, of Jesus Christ

7950 mission, of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ came to reveal God, to announce the coming of God’s kingdom and to redeem a fallen humanity through his death on the cross. Though he came first to the Jews, the scope of Christ’s mission includes the whole human race and continues through the Spirit-empowered witness of the church.

Jesus Christ’s mission originated with God

It was purposed by God 1Pe 1:18-20 See also Ac 2:23; Eph 1:4-5

The Father sent the Son Gal 4:4-5 See also Jn 5:37-38; Jn 7:29; Jn 8:42; Jn 10:36; Jn 17:8; 1Jn 4:14

Jesus Christ came in willing obedience to the Father Jn 6:38; Php 2:5-8

Jesus Christ’s mission was motivated by God’s love Jn 3:16 See also Ro 5:8; 1Jn 4:10

Jesus Christ’s mission was to make God known

He reveals God in his own person Jn 1:18 See also Jn 14:9; Jn 17:26; Col 1:15; Heb 1:1-3

He reveals God through his teaching Jn 18:37 See also Mt 7:28-29; Jn 3:11-13

Jesus Christ’s mission was to announce God’s kingdom

Lk 4:43 See also Mt 4:17; Mk 1:14-15; Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20 Jesus Christ’s miracles reveal the presence of God’s kingdom.

Jesus Christ’s mission was to redeem humanity

He came to seek and save the lost Lk 19:10 See also Lk 15:1-10

He came to save from sin Mt 1:21 See also Ro 3:25-26; 1Ti 1:15

He came to break the devil’s power 1Jn 3:8 See also Ge 3:15; Jn 12:31; Heb 2:14-15

He came to bring eternal life Jn 10:10 See also Jn 6:38-40; Jn 17:2-3

He came to give access to God Eph 2:18; Eph 3:12; Heb 10:19-20

He came to restore a fallen humanity Ro 5:17-18; 1Co 15:21-22

Jesus Christ’s mission was to establish the church

Mt 16:18 See also Eph 2:17-19; Eph 5:25-27; 1Pe 2:4-5,9-10

The scope of Jesus Christ’s mission

Jesus Christ came first to Israel Mt 10:5-6; Mt 15:24; Jn 1:11

Jesus Christ’s mission extends to all peoples Isa 49:6; Mt 8:11; Jn 10:16; Mt 8:10 pp Lk 7:9 Jesus Christ commends the faith of a Roman centurion; Mt 15:28 pp Mk 7:29 Jesus Christ grants the request of a Canaanite woman; Ac 1:8 Jesus Christ sends his disciples out into the whole world; Ac 26:17-18 Paul’s commission to go to the Gentiles is received directly from Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ’s mission made the cross necessary

Mt 20:28 pp Mk 10:45 See also Mt 16:21 pp Mk 8:31 pp Lk 9:22; Lk 12:50; Col 2:14-15; Heb 12:2

Jesus Christ’s mission will be completed at his return

1Jn 3:2 See also Mt 24:31 pp Mk 13:27; Col 3:4; 1Th 4:16-17

Jesus Christ’s mission continues through the church

Jn 20:21-22 See also Mt 28:18-20; Jn 15:26-27

See also

2321Christ as redeemer
2324Christ as Saviour
2354Christ, mission
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
2376kingdom of God, coming
2410cross, the
2525Christ, cross of
6510salvation
6720redemption
7024church, nature of
8495witnessing

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