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  • Joe Norton

The Role of Jesus (5/19/2024)

…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

 

God has always set in place people of influence among His children. Such was true in the Old Testament, and such is true in the New Testament. The most significant role ever accorded on this earth, however, is the role of Jesus Christ.

 

It is easy to miss the tremendous significance of what He did when we say simply that His role is “to seek and to save the lost” because He had to occupy so many other roles to bring about the salvation of the lost—those roles are described throughout the New Testament.

 

After the catastrophic fall in the Garden of Eden, mankind was lost in that all were separated from God and there was no hope of being saved nor of going to be with God for all eternity. Jesus came to remedy that situation by making the kind of sacrifice God demanded before salvation could be offered.

 

No other man could do what Jesus did, for “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” It is an understatement to say that we should have deep, abiding gratitude for Jesus and the great sacrifice He made when He died in our place on the Cross.

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