Friday, October 9, 2009

The Self-Sacrificial Nature Of Christ

"Then Pilate asked Him, saying, 'Are You the King of the Jews?'
He answered him and said, 'It is as you say.'
So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, 'I find no fault in this Man.' "

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."

"Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"

"My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil."

"If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God."

(Luke 23:3-4, John 3:17, John 6:5, John 7:6-8, John 8:54)

Good morning.

So, as it probably isn't possible to have a study on the character of Christ without talking about how He is willing to sacrifice Himself for others (us), that's our topic today.

Now, if you don't know the story of Jesus, that first quote might confuse you. Pilate was one of the judges who the people brought Jesus to, and told him to crucify Him. If Pilate had a bit of a bigger backbone, Jesus might not have been cruxified.

Have a great day in the world that God has created for us!
In His Service,

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