Finishing the Work

Finishing the Work

Fulfilled Task

“I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” John 17:4 (NIV)

In this powerful statement from Jesus, we see the culmination of His earthly ministry.

He declares that He has completed the task assigned to Him by the Father, bringing glory to God through His obedience and sacrifice.

Purpose Revealed

From the very beginning, Jesus had a clear sense of purpose and mission.

He came to earth not merely to teach or perform miracles, but to fulfill a specific work – the redemption of humanity through His death and resurrection.

Example Set

As followers of Christ, we too have been given a purpose and a mission.

Just as Jesus lived a life of absolute obedience to the Father’s will, we are called to align our lives with God’s plan and to seek to bring Him glory through our actions and choices.

Ongoing Work

While Christ’s work on the cross is complete, the mission to proclaim the good news and make disciples continues.

We are now the hands and feet of Christ in the world, carrying on the work that He began. As we surrender ourselves fully to God’s purposes, we can find true meaning and fulfillment in our lives.

May you, like Jesus, be able to say at the end of your days that you have finished the work God gave you to do. May your life be a testament to His glory, as you faithfully pursue His purposes.

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Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing

In the book of Matthew 9:35, we encounter a powerful description of Jesus’ ministry on Earth. This verse provides valuable insights into the compassionate and purposeful nature of Christ’s work, teaching us profound lessons that are relevant to our lives today.

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”

Ministry of Compassion

The verse begins by highlighting Jesus’ journey through towns and villages, emphasizing His personal and intentional approach to ministry.

As followers of Christ, we are called to emulate His compassion by reaching out to those in need in our own communities. Whether it’s through acts of kindness, sharing the Gospel, or offering a helping hand, we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps by making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Proclaiming the Good News

Another significant aspect of Jesus’ ministry was His proclamation of the Good News of the Kingdom. This reminds us of the importance of sharing the message of God’s love and salvation with those around us.

Healing and Wholeness

The verse also highlights Jesus’ miraculous healing of diseases and sickness. By coming alongside those who are suffering, we can be instruments of God’s love, providing emotional and spiritual healing to those in need. To be sure; Jesus is still healing broken lives today!

Following the Example of Christ

Matthew 9:35 serves as a powerful reminder of your calling as a follower of Christ.

You are called to be an agent of compassion, a bearer of good news, and an instrument of healing in a broken world.

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Our High Calling

Our High Calling

In Hebrews 3:1, we encounter a verse that calls us to reflect on our calling as followers of Christ and to consider the profound implications of this calling.

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”

A Heavenly Calling

This verse begins with a powerful “therefore,” indicating a connection with the preceding verses where the writer discusses Jesus’ superiority over Moses.

We are referred to as “holy brothers and sisters,” highlighting our sanctified status through faith in Christ.

We share in a “heavenly calling,” a divine invitation to be part of God’s kingdom.

Fixing Our Thoughts on Jesus

This verse encourages us to “fix our thoughts on Jesus.” This means intentionally directing our minds and hearts toward Him.

Jesus is not only our Savior but also our example. By contemplating His life, teachings, and sacrificial work, we can align our lives with His purpose and character.

Jesus: Apostle and High Priest

In this verse, Jesus is acknowledged as our “apostle and high priest.” As an apostle, He is the sent one—the one sent by God to reveal God’s truth to humanity.

As our high priest, He intercedes on our behalf before God, offering forgiveness and grace. Recognizing these roles, we understand the depth of His love and care for us.

Embracing Your Calling

As you reflect on Hebrews 3:1, embrace your calling as a follower of Christ with humility and gratitude.

Strive to emulate His example of love, service, and obedience. In doing so, you not only honor your heavenly calling but also become a vessel of God’s grace and love in a world that desperately needs it.

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