Jesus is the perfect King, Priest and Prophet. In today’s text He gives a powerful prophetic glimpse of His coming death and resurrection.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 20:17 - As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him.
Read - Matthew 20:17–19; Mark 10:32–34; Luke 18:31–34
Why is prophecy (God giving us insight into what is coming) important in the church? Because our faith is bolstered by what God has done in the past we are able to place bold faith on what we can expect God to do in the future (Hope). When God gives us a glimpse into those future things we can have more certainty, trust and faith in Him.
Lord, I will commit my way to You because of Your great love for me.
Read back to Mark 8:31-38 to see that Jesus faithfully taught on what was coming.
The death of Christ was for the punishment of our sin but if He had stayed dead we wouldn’t have been Mended. His Resurrection is what actually defeated sin for us and means we no longer have to be deceived, divided and destroyed by the Marring of that horrible curse. We can now have the life that Christ rose to give us. The same power that rose Jesus from the dead now lives in you if you follow Him and surrender to His Spirit.