Monday, January 4, 2016


Another question from the children at school

          What was the most important thing Jesus did?

A very good question. Many celebrate His birth, when He who was rich became poor. That was special. The Gospel records make much of His healing and teaching. I like to think of His marvellous power to calm the storm. 
          But the Lord Jesus made it clear that the real mission of His life was to rescue lost people, and this required Him dying for them. His sufferings on the cross did seem unjust, from a human point of view, but His own comments clear up the matter.

Luke 24:40  ‘it is written (Old Testament) and it was necessary for Christ to suffer and rise from the dead the third day, that repentance and forgiveness of sins might be preached in his name to all nations.’

           I am certain that this is the greatest thing Jesus did – “ to offer Himself , to bear the sins of many” Hebrews 9:28

        Well might we respond – ‘My sins deserve eternal death, but Jesus died for me”.

John McKee

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