Four Portraits of Jesus in the Gospels

Luke 1:1-4. Ever wondered why we have 4 gospels and not just one? With a closer look at each gospel, we can see that each one has a different purpose and focuses on Jesus with a different emphasis. The King, The Servant, The Man, The Lord!

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A Privilege to Serve

Luke 15:29. The Elder son, in this famous parable, depicts the attitude of the Pharisees towards the sinners gathered around Jesus (15:1-2). He was on such a works program, bathing in his own self-righteousness, that he could not find grace for himself or for others. His motivation was tainted when it came to serving his […]

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Being a Footwasher

John 13:1-17. With Jesus’ Public Ministry drawn to an end (2-12), we now enters his private ministry with his disciples on the upper room the Thursday night of Passion Week (13-17). Jesus begins his “upper room discourse” with a powerful object lesson in washing the disciples feet. This incredible acted-out-parable speaks of the humble, loving […]

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The Willing Servant

Exodus 21:5-6, Rom 1:1, Eph 5:2. Just as the Jewish Slave in the Old Testament freely chose to stay and serve because he loved his master, so Paul referred to himself as the servant (doulos) of Christ.We also are called to serve by love in the freedom of grace.

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