The Mission of Christ

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By Charles Stanley, Christian Post Contributor
January 6, 2012|9:23 am

John 10:1-18

Christ’s mission on earth was to do the will of His Father. Throughout His life, He continually surrendered Himself to God. We see this early on when He was separated from His parents. He told them, “Did you not know that I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49).

The Father desired that the lost be brought back to Himself. That’s why Jesus, though a king, came not to be served but to serve-even unto death (Matt. 20:28). His ultimate purpose was to become the sacrifice needed to atone for humanity’s sin and gain us access to the Father.

To accomplish His mission, Jesus suffered greatly. But even in His darkest hour, He did not turn from His calling (26:39). Ever the faithful Son, He gave us the only way to the Father and eternal life: Himself (John 14:6). Those who trust in Him are His church, and they will see Him in glory when they die.

Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father” (14:9), and in fact, the two are one (10:30). Today, He sits at the Father’s right hand, making intercession for us (Rom. 8:34). One day, He’ll return to judge sinners and reward the saints. Are you ready to face Him? The only way you can be prepared is to receive Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.

Because the Father’s love for us is limitless, He gave His Son the mission of paying humanity’s sin debt so that every person can have eternal life. When you place faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are united with the Father now and throughout all eternity.

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