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Jesus Message and Mission: Rejected or Accepted?

Jesus Message and Mission: Rejected or Accepted?
Luke 4:14-30

Alrighty – we are off and launching our 2021 weekly messages and I gotta say, it should be stimulating.  This Sunday is our annual new year kickoff message with a refresh of our mission and vision.  We will take a look at Jesus’ core message and mission.  I’d love to know from you what you would say is Jesus’ core message and mission.  Could you send me a one sentence answer to this: What is Jesus’ core message and mission?  

Seems kinda important to know.  Kinda important to be able to live into and communicate with others.  So give it a try.  Come up with a sentence and send it my way.  We will dive into it together on Sunday. 

After Sunday we’ll explore for 6 weeks a concept in Scripture referred to as The Day of the Lord.  The Day of the Lord is often associated with God’s day of judgement that accompanies Jesus 2nd coming.  Yet, there is so much more to be explored and known about this future reality than judgment.  And more than that, our understanding of The Day of the Lord has excellent influence and application to our lives in the here and now.  We will explore three parables of Jesus from Matthew 25 and some chapters from the Books of 1st/2nd Thessalonians.  Strap in as we go back to the future.       

And then 10 weeks in the Book of Hebrews.  If you questioned why Jesus is so important to the Christian faith, or wondered why Christians think Jesus is so important and central to life and faith, or maybe you wonder why people think Jesus is so amazing, look no further than Hebrews.  Hebrews describes Jesus from 10 different angles of supremacy.  If you want to understand why Jesus is so important and so amazing to faith and life, Hebrews will pack your quiver with mind blowing truth.        

And then 12 weeks through the minor prophets.  One prophet a week for 12 weeks, from Hosea to Malachi.  This series promises to be a red hot adventure as we take the best from the best of the prophets.  My, my… how relevant these minor messages are…  Not so minor after all.  “The truth will set us free…”    

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed…”  So let him.  “The truth will set you free.”    

Pastor Mark