And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Today's message title and scriptures are from the Sunday school Publishing board Teacher's commentary of the Townsend's Press.
The lesson text looks at events that occurred before the Passover meal, His arrest, and crucifixion. My approach to this lesson is to bring back to our remembrances the following: (a) who is Jesus and (b) His purpose for coming to earth in the form of a man.
That said Jesus is God's only Son who was slain from the foundation of the world to be the human sacrifice as required by God the Father to restore a broken fellowship between God and humanity. Jesus was found worthy to be the perfect sacrifice because He is God in the second person who could relate to humanity, God the Father and world.
Jesus' mission for coming to earth was to redeem man back to the Father through His shed blood on the cross at Calvary. It was on the cross at Calvary that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior took our unrighteousness and gave us His righteousness. All who believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior receive salvation-eternal life which is our gift from God the Father. Therefore, when God the Father looks at us, He sees the righteousness of His Son Jesus Christ.
Let's eternalize the works of Christ on our behalf; He poured out His precious blood for me. He paid my sin-debt that I could not pay. My sins are forgiven, and now I have a right standing with the Father and will live forever in the presence of God.
We serve a living Savior Jesus Christ because He rose that glorious Sunday morning with all power in His hands; power to heal the sick, power to raise the dead and power to save all from sin.
What a mighty God!
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