Jesus' Mission and Teaching
Jesus' mission and teaching were unlike anything anyone had heard. Instead of ruling, He came to serve, sacrifice, and love.
Day One: Jesus' Mission
Several times in Jesus' life, He shows that He was a man on a mission. He had a purpose, which He intentionally fulfilled. Even at a young age, Jesus knew that He "must be about [His] Father's business"...
Day Two: Jesus the Rabbi
It is clear from the gospels that Jesus had a reputation as a Jewish rabbi (Mark 14:45; John 1:38). Peter (in Mark 9:5) and Mary Magdalene (in John 20:16) both referred to Jesus as "Rabbi"...
Day Three: Jesus the Prophet
Prophets are presented in the Bible as having several functions. First, prophets are spokesmen for God. When the people of Israel asked the prophet Samuel for a king, God told Samuel, "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king"...
Day Four: Jesus' Teaching
The basics of Jesus' teaching are profound yet simple enough for a child to understand; they are spiritual yet relevant to everyday life. Basically, Jesus taught that He was the fulfillment of messianic prophecy...
Day Five: Jesus' Parables
It has been said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The Lord Jesus frequently used parables as a means of illustrating profound, divine truths. Stories such as these are easily remembered...
Day Six: The Length of Jesus' Ministry
According to Luke 3:1, John the Baptist began his ministry in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar's reign. Tiberius was appointed as co-regent with Augustus in AD 11, and 15 years later would be AD 26. Jesus began His ministry shortly thereafter at approximately the age of thirty...
For more, see: "Why was Jesus' ministry so short?"
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