Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bible Reading-Three

  Of course for us who have a relationship with God through the finished work of Jesus Christ, it is important we know who it is we are thankful to.
   The Bible contains four snapshots of Jesus.
   Each snapshot is there for a different emphasis. Matthew is writen to the Jews to show that  this Jesus is the fulfillment of the Messainic promises. Mark shows Jesus as active, a busy person. Luke is more detailed and pictures Jesus as the perfect man. John takes a different route and shows Jesus is the eternal God in flesh.
    They are not meant to be exhaustive.
     Paul writes: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ ,for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." That is Romans 1:16 and is useful to memorize.
    Mark tellls us that Jesus gave us a task.That is to preach the gospel to all creatures. Now, gospel means good news. In this case it is central to God's plan. The gospel is that through the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God can now redeem people. He no longer has to deal with mankind in wrath.
It was this that the trinity was agreeing to way back in eternity past, way before Genesis 1:1.
    It is this we must agree to. God has provided no other way.
    And He comunicated and set it all down in the scriptures. The least we can do is read it.
    More is comiong. Stay with me. Become a member of this group

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