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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7950 mission, of Jesus Christ
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
7024church, nature of