The Journey of Jesus’ work in the world

Luke 1:30-35; Matt. 3:13-17, 10:1-4, 26:36-45; Jn. 7:36

The journey of Jesus’ work in the world is like no other journey or no other work
 
All of us have been on a journey since our birth, our journey has been better sweet
 
Certainly you would agree that 2021 has been a difficult journey in one sense but a blessing in another sense
 
The song writer, I’ve had some good days I’ve had some hills to climb but when I look around and think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days
 
As we’ve come to the last Sunday in 2021 we can only conclude that God has been good, even though some parts of our journey may not have felt good but God was good to us in our journey
 
The journey of Jesus’ work in the world is a source of hope and help for all of us today and for years to come
 
I.   Jesus’ journey started in the womb of a virgin name Mary- vs. :Luke 1:30-35
II.  Jesus’ journey of ministry work started with being baptized in Jordon by John the Baptist- vs.  Matt. 3:13-17
III. Jesus called twelve men and a few women to accompanied him on his Journey- Matthew 10:1-4
IV. Jesus’ journey was filled with disappointment and heartbreak from his own family- John 7:3-6
V.  The journey of Jesus’ worked climaxed at Calvary and was  completed 3 days later on resurrection Sunday- vs. Matt. 26:36-45
 
Our theme for 2021 “Growing spiritually stronger through the words and works of Christ”
 
The journey of Jesus’ work in the world that I will share today is only a synopsis of Jesus’ work in the world that will make us stronger spiritually to close this year out and embark upon the New Year
 
The beginning of Jesus journey in the earth encourages me greatly

I.  Jesus’ journey started in the womb of a virgin name Mary- Vs. Luke 1:30-35
a.  His Journey started will Jesus uses the least, the lost and the left out
  • Mary was a nobody that God made some body
b.  God highly favored Mary by choosing her the give birth to His son
c.  Mary received faith from God to believe God
  • And Mary said behold the handmaid of the Lord be it unto me according to thy word and the angel departed from her (Luke 1:38)
d.  The person whom God chose encourages me and the place God chose Bethlehem encourages me
  • God uses nobodies to do great things
  • God uses little places to do big things
Aren’t you glad God uses no bodies and small places!
 
II.  Jesus’ journey of ministry work started with being baptized by John the Baptist is Jordon River - vs. Matt 3:13-17
      a.  Baptism was a symbol of cleansing but not for Jesus because he was holy and pure
      b.  Jesus’ baptism was His inauguration into the work of saving sinners from their sin 
      c.  John the Baptist was hesitate but Jesus said suffer it to be so
      d.  Jesus’ baptism was so important that God the father was there and the Holy Ghost too
  • The Father Identified his Son
  • The Holy Spirit rested upon Him with power
Aren’t you glad on his journey he was baptized just like we were!
 
III.  Jesus called twelve men and a few women to accompanied him on his journey – vs. Matt. 10:1-4
      a.  Men from different walks of life
  • Some were fishermen
  • One was a tax collector
      b.  Men who were unlearned and ignorant
      c.  Men who were loud and rowdy
      d.  Some women Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, and Mary and Martha: faithful and dedicated to Jesus and his work

Jesus said to them all, “If any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23)

IV.  Jesus’ journey was filled with disappointment and heartbreak from his own family- vs. John 7:3-6
      a.  Biological family is not always dependable
      b.  Jesus had 4 brothers and sisters: James, Joses, Simon and Judas
      c.  They doubted him and challenged him to go up to Jerusalem to the feast and knew that people were looking for him to kill him
  • On another occasion they said Jesus was out of his mind
Aren’t you glad when family walk out of your life, Jesus is right there, He promised to never leave you alone
 
Aren’t you glad God can mend a broken heart?
 
Aren’t you glad God can turn your sorry into joy!
 
Lastly….

V.  The journey of Jesus’ climaxed at Calvary and was completed 3 days later on resurrection Sunday- vs. Matt. 26: 36-45
      a.  In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus called a prayer meeting
  • Peter, James and John was too sleepy to pray at a time when prayer was needed
      b.  Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver
  • Betrayed with a kiss
      c.  Peter lost his temper and cut of a soldier ear
  • But an hour later Peter denied Jesus three times
      d.  They all forsook Jesus and ran away
      e.  There were six mocked trials, 3 Jewish and 3 Romans courts
  • That night between courts Jesus was whipped all night long, they ripped his clothes off, the spit in his face, the slapped him in his face
  • But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed
Jesus journey in the world lead him to the place of the skull, Golgotha in the Hebrew and Calvary in Latin
 
From a lonely and stinky stable to a dying field
 
What a journey like no other journey
 
They took nails that he made, a hammer that he made, and a tree that he made
 
Three nails and a hammer equals salvation
 
The journey leads him to a cold grave
 
But that’s not how the journey ends three days later he rose again!