The Mission of the Christ
Luke 9:18-27
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1. Jesus is the Christ of God (18-20) The disciples are distinguished from the unbelieving majority in that they recognise Jesus for who he is, whereas they all identify him as a 'good teacher' but not as the promised Messiah. This is Jesus' identity. 2. The Christ of God came to suffer (21-22) It seems strange that Jesus would specifically tell his disciples not to tell others of his identity, particularly considering the fact that knowing Jesus is the Christ is the path to eternal life (John 20:31). Is Jesus intentionally witholding the gospel from the crowds at the time? Verse 22 gives us the reason for the command to keep silent: it was because he had to suffer and be killed and raised again that his disciples weren't to spread the word about him at once. The Christ of God came to rule, but not before suffering; if the word of his identity had got out too soon, the people would have tried to force him to claim the throne, as they had done before (John 6:14-15). Jesus couldn't take up his throne without taking up his cross - the Christ had to suffer (Isaiah 53). 3. The Christ of God calls us to serve (23-27) Jesus' instruction to the disciples after this revelation is that they, too, should be prepared to suffer daily for the cause of following Jesus. Why? 3a. Those who do not serve, do not value Christ He tells us that if we try and save our lives we will lose them, but if we lose our lives we will save them. Jesus talks about two different kinds of life here: the mortal lives that are lived out on this earth, and the eternal lives that will be lived in the next life. If we are concerned about making this mortal life as good as it can be, and so reject Jesus' teaching and his call to suffer, then we will lose our eternal life because Jesus will reject us in the same way we rejected him (26). 3b. Those who serve, value Christ On the other hand, if by faith we give up the absolute pursuit of pleasure in this life (in a sense 'losing our life') for Jesus' sake, Jesus promises that we will in fact save our lives. Jesus will receive us in the new Jerusalem if we receive him as Lord. The disciples saw physical proof of this in their lifetime: Jesus promised that they would see the kingdom of God before they died, and when they saw his resurrection body they saw the proof that Jesus was indeed King and God ( "the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep" , 1 Cor 15:20). In his body they saw the promise of the kingdom to come, and in the gospels we receive that same glorious privilege: to be blessed with insight into and visions of the glory of God and his kingdom before we are even able to understand them fully.
10000000090352 90352 Notes 2011-10-01 12:11:32 2011-10-01 12:59:10 1. Jesus is the Christ of God (18-20) The disciples are distinguished from the unbelieving majority in that they recognise Jesus for who he is, whereas they all identify him as a 'good teacher' but not as the promised Messiah. This is Jesus' identity. 2. The Christ of God came to suffer (21-22) It seems strange that Jesus would specifically tell his disciples not to tell others of his identity, particularly considering the fact that knowing Jesus is the Christ is the path to eternal life (John 20:31). Is Jesus intentionally witholding the gospel from the crowds at the time? Verse 22 gives us the reason for the command to keep silent: it was because he had to suffer and be killed and raised again that his disciples weren't to spread the word about him at once. The Christ of God came to rule, but not before suffering; if the word of his identity had got out too soon, the people would have tried to force him to claim the throne, as they had done before (John 6:14-15). Jesus couldn't take up his throne without taking up his cross - the Christ had to suffer (Isaiah 53). 3. The Christ of God calls us to serve (23-27) Jesus' instruction to the disciples after this revelation is that they, too, should be prepared to suffer daily for the cause of following Jesus. Why? 3a. Those who do not serve, do not value Christ He tells us that if we try and save our lives we will lose them, but if we lose our lives we will save them. Jesus talks about two different kinds of life here: the mortal lives that are lived out on this earth, and the eternal lives that will be lived in the next life. If we are concerned about making this mortal life as good as it can be, and so reject Jesus' teaching and his call to suffer, then we will lose our eternal life because Jesus will reject us in the same way we rejected him (26). 3b. Those who serve, value Christ On the other hand, if by faith we give up the absolute pursuit of pleasure in this life (in a sense 'losing our life') for Jesus' sake, Jesus promises that we will in fact save our lives. Jesus will receive us in the new Jerusalem if we receive him as Lord. The disciples saw physical proof of this in their lifetime: Jesus promised that they would see the kingdom of God before they died, and when they saw his resurrection body they saw the proof that Jesus was indeed King and God ( "the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep" , 1 Cor 15:20). In his body they saw the promise of the kingdom to come, and in the gospels we receive that same glorious privilege: to be blessed with insight into and visions of the glory of God and his kingdom before we are even able to understand them fully. notes
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Luke
Luke 9:18-27
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esv
Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him.
And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
And they answered, "John the Baptist.
But others say, Elijah,
and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen."
alternative
series
Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
negativepositive
And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things
and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes,
and be killed,
and on the third day be raised."
ground
And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself
and take up his cross daily
and follow me.
progression
conditional
For whoever would save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed
when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
temporal
ideaexplanation
But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death
until they see the kingdom of God."
discourse
10000000090352 90352 Arc 2011-10-01 12:11:32 2013-01-20 20:35:03 editing Luke 9 18 9 27 Luke 9:18-27 42 NT esv i456536 i456513 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. i456537 i456538 i456539 i456514 And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" i456540 i456515 And they answered, "John the Baptist. i456516 But others say, Elijah, i456517 and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen." alternative series i456541 i456518 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" i456519 And Peter answered, "The Christ of God." alternative negativepositive 2 i456542 i456520 And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, i456543 i456521 saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things i456522 and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, i456523 and be killed, i456524 and on the third day be raised." ground 1 i456544 i456545 i456546 i456525 And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, i456547 i456526 let him deny himself i456548 i456527 and take up his cross daily i456528 and follow me. progression negativepositive 2 conditional 2 i456549 i456529 For whoever would save his life will lose it, i456530 but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. negativepositive 2 ground 1 i456550 i456551 i456531 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? i456552 i456532 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed i456533 when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. temporal 1 ideaexplanation 1 i456553 i456534 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death i456535 until they see the kingdom of God." temporal 1 negativepositive 2 ground 1 temporal 1 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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