Gathering Community Church

Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 53

The people who encountered Christ struggled to be able to identify his purpose or mission. And the truth is, most of them, had they been able to grasp the scope of his mission, would have been disappointed. Not so much in the ultimate result of his mission, but in the cost his mission would demand of anyone who chose to follow him. We must remember that most of his audience was looking for a political deliverer, just like they were when they were enslaved in Egypt. And, God gave them Moses. But Jesus came to deliver them from, not from Rome, not from their sin… not even from themselves! Jesus came to deliver them from the wrath of God!