Jesus came to do the will of God and to bear witness to the truth. Jesus reconciled the world to God as seen in 2 Corinthians 5:19. Jesus came to conquer sin and death as demonstrated in his crucifiation and resurrection. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the atonement which helps humans overcome sin, hardship and death. This occurred at the cross at Calvary when Jesus paid the price for our sins and He accepted death and was resurrected. In the resurrection, Christ demonstrated how death was overcome.
The church came to function on the Day of Pentecost which occurred fifty days after the Passover when Jesus Christ was crucified and rose again on the third day. The beginning of the church is highlighted in the Book of Acts. Acts 2:42 (NRSV) tells us what the function of the early church was, “They devoted themselves to the apos...
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...r the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and building the Kingdom of God. As I take the concert examples laid out by Jesus in His ministry, and implement them into my ministry I pray that God will place me where God wants me to be in ministry and that I am open to hearing God’s call clearly. I have a passion for working with the poor and with children. If it is the will of God, that is where I would like to concentrate my ministry. Currently in my appointment I am having the opportunity to work and expand a ministry that works with the poor, with the orphaned, with families in need of an advocate and people who have been cast aside. It is a very rewarding ministry mainly because I feel that is where God has called me to serve. In addition, I am able to be in pastoral ministry in a setting that allows me to grow and to help grow the Kingdom of God.
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