Sunday, November 24, 2013


"Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you" (Jn. 20:21).  What does that mean to you and me?  Well, if Christ was SENT...and He has sent us in the same way, these things should also be true for us.

1.    Christ was sent to do the will of the Sender (Jn. 4:34; 5:30; 6:38).
2.    Christ was sent, not to please Himself, but to please the Sender (Jn. 8:29).
3.    Christ was sent to seek the glory of the Sender (Jn. 7:18).
4.    Christ was sent to represent His invisible Sender (Jn. 5:37; cf. 1:18).
5.    Christ was sent as a model of the Sender (Jn. 12:44-45; cf. 14:9).
6.    Christ was sent, nourished by the Sender's work (Jn. 4: 31-34).
7.    Christ was sent with the message of the Sender (Jn. 3:34; 7:16; 12:49-50).
8.    Christ was sent totally dependent upon the Sender's power (Jn. 5:30).
9.    Christ was sent, but the Sender was always with Him (Jn. 8:15, 29).
10.  Christ was sent to labor for the Sender (Jn. 4:34; 9:4).

Born again believers in Christ Jesus, have little problem understanding how these things apply to us as well:

1.    Jesus sends us to do His will (Heb. 13:21)!
2.    Jesus loves our work done out of gratitude to Him (Rom. 12:1)!
3.    Jesus deserves all the glory for our works (Eph. 1:12)!
4.    Jesus wants us to be His ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20)!
5.    Jesus wants us to be like Him (Col. 3:10)!
6.    Jesus satisfies our hunger and thirst (Mt. 5:6)!
7.    Jesus has given us the Gospel to share (Mk. 16:15)!
8.    Jesus is our source of strength (Eph. 3:16)!
9.    Jesus is always with us (Heb. 13:5)!
10.  Jesus will reward our works for Him (Mt. 5:12; 16:27; 1 Cor. 3:12-14)!
When the lost world sees us, they should be getting a glimpse of Christ!
When the lost world hears us, they should be hearing our Lord's message! 

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