All the Bible is the plan of God laid out for us; his promise made full in Christ who gives his power to those who follow him. However, the power of Christ within us must be fed, trained, and used for it to grow.
As our Redeemer, God paints a picture of hope by reminding us that our story is not over. Like the Israelites, God‘s work in our lives is a consistent and continual process of renewal. Why? Because of the covenant of redemption that promises us as his people, and He as our God.
In order to imitate the ministry of Jesus, we need to be in the right place to do so; both personally and as a church. However, like any good recipe, we need to make sure that we are working intentionally and that the timing is right in order for things to turn out best.
Jesus’ ministry was defined by a roller coaster of feelings. While most people loved what he said, many were also threatened by him to the point that they wanted to silence him in any way they could. However, there were some who took up Jesus’ challenge to change their lives in ways that mattered. How do you respond to the ministry of Jesus?