June 23, The Mission of Jesus, Matthew 1:21; 3:11-12; 4:23; 5:17; 9:13; 10:34-36; 18:11-14; 20:28 1 Timothy 1:15

Matthew 1:21

21She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Matthew 3:11-12

11″As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Matthew 4:23

23Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

Matthew 5:17

17″Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

Matthew 9:13

13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 10:34-36

34″Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.

Matthew 18:11-14

11[For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]

Ninety-nine Plus One

12″What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? 13If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. 14So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

Matthew 20:28

28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

1 Timothy 1:15

15It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

Questions:

  1. How did Jesus fulfill the Old Testament prophets?
  2. What does the Father do when someone is saved?

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