The Events in Jesus' Ministry

Certain significant events in Jesus' ministry that illustrate how He is fully God and fully man. They also show that He is fully our Savior.

Day One: Key Events
The following are the key events in the life of Christ and the Bible books where each is described...
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Day Two: Jesus' Baptism
At first glance, it seems that Jesus' baptism has no purpose at all. John's baptism was the baptism of repentance, but Jesus was sinless and had no need of repentance. Even John was taken aback at Jesus' coming to hi...
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Day Three: The Temptations
The three temptations by Satan in the wilderness were not the only temptations our Lord ever suffered on Earth. We read in Luke 4:2 that He was tempted by the devil for forty days, but He was undoubtedly tempted at other times...
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For more, see: "Why did Jesus fast?"

Day Four: Eating with Sinners
In Mark 2, soon after calling Matthew to follow Him, Jesus ate a meal with "many publicans and sinners" in Matthew's house (verse 15). Matthew had been a tax collector (publican), and these were his friends and acquaintances who were now spending time with Jesus...
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For more, see: "What does it mean that Jesus is a friend of sinners?"

Day Five: The Transfiguration
About a week after Jesus plainly told His disciples that He would suffer, be killed, and be raised to life, He took Peter, James and John up a mountain to pray. While praying, His personal appearance was changed into a glorified form, and His clothing became dazzling white...
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Day Six: Cleansing the Temple
Jesus cleansed the temple of the money-changers and sellers of merchandise because of His disgust at what they had made of God's house of prayer and His zeal to purify it from the abuse of ungodly men. Judea was under the rule of the Romans, and the money in current use was Roman coin...
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Day Seven: The Ascension
After Jesus rose from the dead, He "presented Himself alive" (Acts 1:3) to the women near the tomb, to His disciples, and to more than 500 others. In the days following His resurrection, Jesus taught His disciples about the kingdom of God...
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For more, see: "What is the purpose of Jesus interceding for us in Heaven?"

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Published 11-9-16