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 extends to all peoplesIsa 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.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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