Jesus and His Mission

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. (Mk.1:14-15, 17, 25-26)

Jesus – God’s Good News

John the baptizer had done his work of introducing the Savior. Jesus took off from there with His mission of seeking and saving. He proclaimed the Good News of God-in fact, He Himself was the Good News of God. He was the lamb who was slain as a ransom for the sins of the world.

Call to Believe in Him

Jesus proclaimed the Good News that God has sent the Savior and called people to turn away from their sinful ways to turn to Him for salvation.

Call to Follow Him

He invited those who believed in Him to follow Him and join the mission of seeking and saving the lost. Fishermen thus became fishers of men.

Call to Bear Witness

Jesus invited these men to be with Him and witness the work of God – His power and authority as the God-incarnate. He were to delegate some of these powers to them as He would commission them to continue the mission. The the through His indwelling as they They later testified to this reality they had witnessed.

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