Jesus Christ How Determined

Jesus Was Determined

Imagine the inner torment Jesus faced as His hour of sacrifice approached. There was a time in His ministry when He began warning His closest friends, “saying, ‘The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day’” (Luke 9:22). Take the time to read what Jesus suffered when all of this came true (Luke 23). Do you think you could stay focused on your task, if you knew such details awaited you? ​ Soon after Jesus explained to His disciples what was waiting for Him in Jerusalem, Luke tells us, “When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). While some translations offer the word “determined” here, the literal translation is that Jesus “set His face toward Jerusalem.” While setting His face toward His task and torture, Jesus tells a prospective disciple, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). In one context, Jesus both exemplifies and demands determination and total commitment.And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.Luke 9:23-26For those who have made the commitment to follow Jesus, we know that He calls for each of us to bear our cross daily. That is, we are to live crucified lives. We no longer live. Christ lives in us (Gal. 2:20). We have died to sin, and He has raised us to walk new lives (Rom. 6:1-7). But how does this work practically? It is easy enough to talk (or write) about, but when Satan is tempting us to look back, and our past lives seem so much smoother, what can keep our face “set toward Jerusalem”?1. SET YOUR FACE TOWARD JESUSAs we have seen, Jesus sets the example by setting His face toward His sacrifice. But it was not always easy. On one occasion, Jesus agonized over His task so much that the Scriptures tell us, “And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood” (Luke 22:44). ​ When we are tempted, when we are downtrodden, when we suffer, we are instructed:Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:14-16Not only is Jesus our example, but He is also the one to help in time of need. Set your face toward Jesus.2. SET YOUR FACE TOWARD HEAVENIf you are truly following Jesus’ example, you will find yourself in prayera lot. Some people treat prayer as a last resort. Sometimes, Jesus treated prayer as the only reasonable option. What was He doing while agonizing, while His sweat became as blood? He was “praying very fervently.” Jesus’ communication with the Father kept Him going, kept His commitment in check, every step of the way. Read through the gospels and watch Jesus value prayer over food, sleep, and comfort.Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You.​John 17:1​Set your face toward heaven.3. SET YOUR FACE TOWARD (NEW) JERUSALEMThe Hebrews author explains that one of the things that kept Jesus committed to His task was “the joy set before Him.” Considering this, He “endured the cross” (Hebrews 12:2). Jesus was able to look beyond the suffering and see the outcome, which was our salvation and His glory. While writing to Christians who were tempted to give up in the midst of horrible persecution, the Holy Spirit inspired John to end His encouragement of determination with a picture of the outcome.Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”Revelation 21:1-4​There is joy set before us. Do we have the eyesight to see past the difficulty? When Jesus accomplished His task, He was able to say, “It is finished” (John 19:30). We, too, will be able to say that, so long as we set our faces toward Jesus as example, heaven in prayer, and new Jerusalem as our goal.Except where noted,Scripture quotations are taken from theNASB.Copyright by The Lockman Foundation


We must be steadfast in our determination to carry out the task that God has given us in the world. I’ve considered resigning from my position as pastor of Saddleback more times than I can count. But it is the call of God that keeps me moving forward. In order to succeed, you must persevere.

Determination: We must never give up.

We all have plenty of opportunity to give up on the ministry that God has placed in our hearts and minds. We don’t typically think of Jesus in this light, but he too had his share of possibilities in life. In Luke 4:42-44, the Bible provides one such illustration: “At the crack of dawn the next morning, Jesus walked out to a remote location. The throng searched everywhere for him, and when they eventually located him, they pleaded with him not to abandon their cause. ‘But I must proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom in other places as well,’ he said, explaining that this is why he had been assigned.

  1. Several individuals attempted to prevent Jesus from leaving the location.
  2. Nevertheless, Jesus had a strategy, and he adhered to it.
  3. Is there a dream you’ve had for a long time that you’ve given up trying to realize?
  4. Great individuals are merely regular people who have demonstrated an enormous level of willpower.
  5. Abraham Lincoln was, without a doubt, the greatest president in American history.
  6. A simple question about Abraham Lincoln will elicit an abundance of responses from schoolchildren.
  7. You’ve probably heard about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, and that he was the one who rescued the Union from extinction.
  8. Continue reading theJesus Model for Ministry articles for more information: The Jesus Model of Ministry is as follows: Identification The Jesus Model of Ministry: What Motivates People to Serve The Jesus Model of Ministry entails a high level of concentration.
  9. Meditation on the Ministry of Jesus: The Jesus Model In accordance with the Jesus Model of Ministry, relaxation The Jesus Model of Ministry is centered on education.

1 CORINTHIANS 2:2 KJV For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Because I made a pact with myself that I would not learn anything about you, Jesus Christ, or him crucified. – From the King James Version (1611) -Check out the 1611 Bible Scan Because I made a decision to know nothing about you other than Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I decided to keep my distance from you. – N.A.S.V. stands for New American Standard Version (1995) Because I made a decision not to know everything about you save Jesus Christ and him crucified, I decided not to know anything about you.

– The Bible in Plain English For I did not judge to know anything about you other than Jesus Christ and *him* crucified, and I did not judge to know anything about you other than Jesus Christ and *him* crucified.

Because I made a decision not to know everything about you save Jesus Christ and him crucified, I decided not to know anything about you.

– The Bible of Weymouth Because I made a decision not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified, I decided not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified.

– From the Wycliffe Bible as a result of which I have resolved not to know anything among you other than Jesus Christ and him crucified; – Youngs Literal Bible (in English)

Wesley’s Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:2

2:2 I had decided not to know anything – to throw away all of my previous knowledge – and not to teach anything other than the gospel of Jesus Christ and him crucified – that is, what he did, endured, and taught – and that was it. A piece is substituted for the entire.

People’s Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:2

2:2 As a result, I decided to not know anything – to throw away all of my previous knowledge – and not to preach anything other than Jesus Christ, and him crucified – that is, what he did for us, endured, taught us. For the entire, a piece is substituted.

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

(2)I made the decision not to know. – It’s better that I didn’t set out to find out. Upon arriving at Corinth, the Apostle’s only subject of teaching was the preaching of Christ and His death on the cross, which was the only issue on which he had made a firm decision in his mind prior to arriving. We have in front of us a declaration of what has always been the topic of apostolic instruction. In his preaching, St. Paul did not dwell on the miraculous events of Christ’s life, which would have catered to the Jewish yearning for “signs,” nor did he present elaborate “theories” of the gospel, which would have catered to the Greek yearning for “wisdom”: rather, he preached about a personal Christ, emphasizing the fact that He had been crucified above all else (1Corinthians 1:17;1Corinthians 1:23;Galatians 6:14;Philippians 2:8).

  • We can only imagine how much of a stumbling block the preaching of a crucified Christ must have been for Jews and Greeks, how great the temptation to keep the cross in the background must have been for the early teachers, and how sublime and confident the faith that must have inspired St.
  • It is for us a cross that is illuminated by the splendors of eighteen centuries of civilisation, a cross that is sanctified with the memory of all that is greatest and noblest in the history of Christendom.
  • The recall of this reality will help us to appreciate how uncompromising the Apostles’ teaching was—how it never “accommodated itself” to any preexisting wish or preconceived notion.
  • Verse 2 consists of I made a decision.
  • Not knowing anything at all.
  • Of course, St.
  • It is not permissible to take his comments out of their proper context and perspective.

When Christ was at his lowest point of abasement and self sacrifice, he was at his most beautiful.

Christ is the only source of support (1 Corinthians 3:11).

Commentaries that run in parallel.

A main particle, or, more accurately, one that assigns a cause.

Singular Strong’s 2919 (Strong’s 2919): To discriminate, i.e.

should be aware of εἰδέναι(eidenai) – Perfect Infinitive Active – Verb Strong’s 1492: to be aware of, recall, and enjoy.

No, not at all.

withἐν(en) PrepositionsStrong’s 1722: in, on, amid, and between.

youὑμῖν(hymin) Dative Pronoun – Personal / Possessive Pronoun 2nd Person Pronoun PluralStrong’s 4771 is as follows: You.

exceptεἰ(ei) ConjunctionStrong’s 1487:If is an example of a conjunction.

Jesus Strong’s 2424: (Isoun)Noun – Accusative Masculine SingularStrong’s 2424: (Isoun)Noun Jesus, the name of our Lord, and two other Israelites are descended from the Hebrew language.

From the Greek word chrio, which means “anointed one,” or “the Messiah,” which is an appellation for Jesus.

Strong’s 3778:This; he, she, it; demonstrative pronoun – accusative masculine singularStrong’s 3778:This; he, she, it crucified.

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Determination to Follow Jesus

We will look at a few questions that will help us better understand the ladies and their role during the crucifixion, as well as how they were committed to follow Jesus. 1. What are a few of the most important roles played by women in the Bible, and specifically the Old Testament? 2. What were the social and political roles played by women throughout the historical period of Jesus’ life and ministry? 3. What did the ladies who were with Jesus at the moment of his crucifixion accomplish? What made them distinct from males, particularly from the male disciples, was not clear.

  1. In what ways did Jesus show respect for women during the Resurrection?
  2. What are a few of the most important roles played by women in the Bible?
  3. Women were regarded nearly as though they were just belongings in the cultures of Greece, Rome, and Judaism.
  4. We can see in the creation that the creation was incomplete since a woman was not there at the time of creation.
  5. As a result, God created woman as the culmination and culmination of the creation.
  6. Both man and woman had been made in God’s image and likeness, and both were equally valuable (Gen 1: 27).
  7. The similarity in appearance between bone and flesh (Genesis 2:23).

Furthermore, the fact that they sinned jointly suggests that both spouses are actively engaged in disobedience to God at the time of the transgression.

Consequently, even if their positions were different, we may infer that there is gender equality in this situation.

The ladies were offered the opportunity to take on a leadership position.



4:24-26), Michal (1 Sam.


and be honored for it: Tamar, an ancestor of Jesus Christ (Gen.

38, esp.

38:26;Ruth4:12; Matt.

In order to assist Israel, you must first commit treason against your own people, and then make an astute bargain in order to save your family: Rahab (Josh.


4:17-22; 5:24-27) and Judith (Judg.



Be visibly more spiritually astute than your husband: Samson’s mother (Judg.

13:1ff) (Luke 1:41ff; cf.

Provide your mistress with information that will result in her husband, yet another army general, being healed of leprosy: the name of the young slave girl who was captured in Israel (2 Kings 5:2ff).

What were the social and political roles played by women throughout the historical period of Jesus’ life and ministry?

Jesus went out to women who had been rejected by society.

In Luke 7:36–50, Jesus granted permission to a sinful woman to anoint and kiss his feet.

Also, in John 4:4–42 and John 8:1–11, he directly addressed women who were recognized as adulteresses and offered them forgiveness and redemption.

Although women were not allowed to participate in Jesus’ teachings, they were welcomed into his community of loyal disciples.

According to John 4:4–42, Jesus provided his most clear declaration that he was the Messiah in his conversation with a Samaritan woman, and he also revealed with her his primary purpose.

God’s message and obedience to God are prized even more highly by Jesus than the naturally occurring and respected position of mother: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice” (Luke 8:21); “blessed are those who hear God’s word and follow it” (Matthew 5:16).

  • 3.
  • Read Luke 23:27, 28, 49, and John 19:26, as well as Luke 23:55.
  • During the time in Luke 23:49 when everyone left after just expressing their sadness and compassion, the ladies who followed Jesus stood by and observed everything.
  • Why?
  • First and foremost, they were not embarrassed to be there.
  • According to John 19:26, Jesus noticed everyone who was standing near the cross.
  • Our safety is provided by the foot of the cross.

Paul recognized this in his own life, as he expresses in Gal 6:14, “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Despite the fact that we wear the cross around our necks, we must examine ourselves to see if anything else has taken the place of security and pride in our lives.

  1. This is something that distinguishes these ladies.
  2. In contrast to the disciples and the men who followed Jesus, who fled from the situation, they remained committed to following Jesus.
  3. Take a look at Matthew 26: 6-13 and Matthew 26: 55-56 for more information.
  4. Jesus praised this woman saying that she has done a beautiful thing to me and she has done what she could.
  5. (Matthew 26: 6-13).
  6. · Matthew 26: 56b tells us that all the disciples deserted Jesus and fled.
  7. Women followed Jesus all the way to the cross.

· Mark noted that many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.

In the mission fields, we see a huge number of women who believe in the Lord and follow Christ.

5.How did Jesus honour women during the resurrection?

·Mat 28: 8- 10: The risen Lord Jesus filled them with joy because of their simple obedience.

·Mark 16: 1- 4:The women sought Jesus very early in the morning.

These women were not stuck in one place but they moved and went in faith all though there were many factors which discouraged them.

And the Lord moved away from all the big hurdles.

·Luke 24: 9-12:The men not only run away from the Lord, but they also were not concerned about the Lord Jesus with whom they followed for three and a half years.

Luke 24: 11 was like nonsense to them.

· John 20: 10- 16: The Lord proved that He is full of compassion to those who follow Him wholeheartedly.

When all the men went away from the tomb, Mary Magdalene stayed in the tomb.

Therefore, the Lord appeared to her.

Isa 55: 6 ‘Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call on Him while he is near.’ 2 Chr.

In Jere 29: 13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Are we following Christ wholeheartedly?

Do we have the determination like these women who followed Jesus Christ all the way from Galilee taking the risk of following Jesus to Jerusalem? Rev John P. Wesleyis the Former General Secretary of Indian Evangelical Mission Photo by Holden Baxter on Unsplash

What Does It Mean to Know Nothing except Christ and Him Crucified?

3 Minutes to Read One of the most significant branches of theology is Christology, which is the study of the person and activity of Jesus Christ. Christology is one of the most important subdivisions of theology. With regard to Jesus’ person and activity, when we want to get down to the most important part, the one that we may refer to as “the core of the matter,” we turn to the cross right away, because it is the aspect that is most significant. The wordscrucial andcruxboth have their origins in the Latin word for “cross,”crux, and they have entered the English language with their present connotations since the notion of the cross is at the very heart and core of biblical Christianity, and they have come to be used interchangeably.

  • In the apostle Paul’s opinion, this was the case.
  • Because I made a decision not to know anything among you other than Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I decided not to know anything else among you ” (1 Cor.
  • Paul was a guy who, by the time he was 21 years old, had the equivalent of two Ph.D.s in theology under his belt, and a man who wrote with great clarity on the entire breadth of theological issues.
  • The crucifixion, in a very genuine way, captures the core of Jesus’ ministry in its most basic form.
  • Hyper is derived from the Greek prefix hyper, which denotes a high degree of emphasis in our English language.
  • “Throw” is derived from the Greek verb “to throw,” which is used in this context.
  • This is a typical communication gadget that is used in many situations.
  • Each and every person recognizes that such a remark is an exaggeration, one that was made with the purpose to draw attention rather than dishonesty or lying, but rather with the intention of drawing attention.
  • Paul was clearly motivated to learn everything he could about everything but the person and work of Jesus.
  • It was his intention to teach them about the person and activity of the Holy Spirit, about Christian ethics, and a variety of other topics that went beyond the immediate focus of Christ’s work on the cross.
  • The solution is self-evident.

As a result, this teacher was effectively saying to his students, “You may forget other things that I have taught you, but the cross should never be forgotten, because it was on the cross, through the cross, and by the cross that our Savior completed His work of redemption and gathered His people for an eternity of bliss and glory.

It comes from the book The Truth of the Cross, by R.C. Sproul, and it is an extract. Until April 30, 2014, you may get the free digital audiobook.

25 Encouraging Bible Verses About Determination

As Christians, we should be thankful that we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and provide us with the resolve and strength we need to continue our religious journey. The world does all it can to pull us down, but focusing your thoughts on Christ gives you the determination to keep going even when things get challenging. These Scriptures are to be used when you are feeling down about your religion or your everyday life. Regardless of our circumstances, God is always on our side, and he will never abandon us.

  1. Christians can accomplish and overcome anything if they rely on the Lord’s help.
  2. Continue to battle for the Lord and keep your sights set on the prize at the end of the tunnel.
  3. You are not alone in your feelings.
  4. He will take care of the things you are unable to accomplish.
  5. Quotes Surfing has given me a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.
  6. The horse is knocked from the saddle, and the rider gets back on.
  7. Bethany Hamilton is a young woman who lives in the United States.

Denis Waitley is an American actor and director.

George Horace Lorimer was an American author and poet who lived during the nineteenth century.

Proverbs 20:13Do not sleep, lest thou fall into poverty; open thy eyes, and thou shalt be content with a piece of food.


Fourth, that you learn to be quiet, to conduct your own affairs, and to labor with your own hands, as we instructed you; that ye may walk honestly toward those who are without, and that ye may be in want of nothing.

So get out there and win!

They do it in order to earn a reward that will be forgotten, while we do it in order to win an eternal prize.

2 Timothy 4:7 (New International Version) I’ve put up a valiant effort in the good battle.

I’ve remained firm in my convictions.

Acts 20:24 (KJV) To me, my life is worthless; my only goal is to finish the race and fulfill the mission that has been assigned to me by the Lord Jesus Christ, which is to share the good news of God’s love with as many other people as possible.

I can accomplish all things through Christ who strengthens me, according to Philippians 4:13.

Romans 8:31-32 (the Bible) What are we going to say in response to these events?

And how can we expect anything less from the One who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all?

We may devise a strategy, but it will be foiled; we can offer a plan, but it will not be accepted because God is with us.

Psalm 118:6-8 “The LORD is with me; therefore, I will not be afraid.” What is it that ordinary folks can do to me?

I shall stare those who despise me in the eyes with pride.

When faced with adversity 13.


Psalm 23:3-4 (Psalm 23:3–4) He gives me fresh life and energy.

Despite the fact that I shall be walking through the darkest valley, I will not be scared since you will be right with me.

James 1:12 is the sixteenth verse.

Making a difference 17.


Our people must learn to commit themselves to doing good in order to meet pressing needs and avoid living unproductive lifestyles, as outlined in Titus 3:14 (NIV).

2 Corinthians 5:9 As a result, we set ourselves the objective of pleasing him at all times, whether we are in our physical bodies or not.

Psalm 40:8 says, “I delight in doing your will, O my God; your law is engraved on the inside of my heart.” In order for you to live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: producing fruit in all your good works, increasing in knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,Colossians 1:10-11 Romans 15:4-5 is the twenty-third verse.

As a result, everything that was written in the past was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance taught in Scriptures and the encouragement they provide.

John 14:16-17 is the twenty-fourth verse.

You are familiar with him since he lives with you and will be in you.

The Canaanites are a people that inhabit along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and along the Jordan River Valley.” Caleb, on the other hand, attempted to calm the crowd as they approached Moses. “Let’s get to work taking over the land,” he declared. “I’m certain that we can overcome it!”

10 Bible Verses About Determination & Strength — walk in love.

Blessed is the one who endures adversity because, after passing the test, that person will be awarded the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him in return for their efforts. -James 1:12 (King James Version) Keep your guard up; keep your faith steady; be bold; and be strong. -1 Corinthians 16:13 (New International Version) Never let your spiritual zeal wane, but always strive to do your best in serving the Lord. Enjoy your hope, endure sorrow, and pray with persistence.

  • You will not be required to participate in this conflict.
  • Do not be scared, and do not let discouragement get the better of you.
  • Chapter 20:17 (Chronicles) Please strengthen me in accordance with your word, since my spirit is tired with sadness.
  • May God our Father, who has loved us and by his mercy given us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and empower you in every good act and speech.
  • Because while I am weak, I am also powerful.
  • -Luke 21:19 (New International Version) Ich habe the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have maintained my composure under pressure.
  • It is I who will sustain you with my upright right hand; I will strengthen and assist you in your endeavors.

The Radical Determination of Jesus

I’d want to speak to you today about Jesus’ unwavering commitment to his mission. The term “radical” denoted something deeply ingrained. Determination is defined as being determined in one’s thoughts, solid in one’s commitment, and steadfast in one’s intentions. The extreme determination of Jesus is His steadfast purpose to honor God by redeeming sinners and therefore bringing glory to God. There are other texts that might be used to support this point. In this section, we will look at how this determination marked His entire life (I must be about my Father’s business; I must be baptized by John; I must undergo the baptism of fire; the son of man must be delivered upto death and resurrection; my food and drink is to do the Father’s will and drink the cup of His wrath); then we will look at how this determination is powerfully expressed in the shadow of the cross (I must be about my Father’s business; I must be (father save me but thy will be done; glorify thy name).

  • A manner of existence characterized by radical resolve A general attitude that characterized both the thinking and the acting of the Lord Jesus will be demonstrated in this first series of chapters.
  • Remember how Mary and Joseph unwittingly abandoned Jesus in the city of Jerusalem?
  • 2:43-44).
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  • We might say the same thing about any other young person, but there is something special in His mental set, as demonstrated in v.
  • “Didn’t you know I had to be at myFather’s?” The translators provide the term “house” for the purpose of this translation.
  • Consequently, the translators of the King James Version were on the correct track when they included the words “about my Father’s business” in their translation.

Jesus spoke of the requirement for Him to be involved in matters that worried the Father.

His church, on the other hand, will be the temple of the living God.

My purpose in bringing this passage to our attention is to help us understand the underlying driving force of necessity that motivated the Lord Jesus in His deeds from His first years on the earth.

I have a responsibility to follow the path that my heavenly Father has laid out for me.

I am moved by a supernatural imperative that comes from deep inside me.

In another passage, Jesus persisted in his efforts to overcome John’s reluctance to baptize Him at the Jordan (Matt.

He maintained that it was “appropriate to satisfy allrighteousness” to do so (v.

What exactly is Jesus up to?


Because his is a baptism of repentance, in which people come “confessing their faults,” John is adamant in his opposition (Matt.


In essence, John says: “How can this be accomplished by you, how can I baptize you; I require your baptism of me: I confess my guilt and my need for your baptism.

‘This greater baptism is the fire of God’s punishment against sin,’ says the apostle Paul.

He is utterly committed to this goal, both in his intellect and in his heart.

Lord Jesus’ determination to complete his mission is appealing to the Father in heaven.

This takes us to a number of passages from the Gospel of John.


The resolute determination of the Lord Jesus to carry out the Father’s will in the rescue of sinners was something for which He yearned; carrying out the job of rescuing sinners was His daily sustenance and nutrition.

He was obedient even to the point of death, even the death of the cross for the sake of others.



In verse 29, he informs us of this.


His life was marked by a strong sense of purpose.

In the shadow of mortality, however, there is also a fundamental drive to succeed.

Let’s see if the determination of Jesus remains as strong in the shadow of His death as it did at each aspect of His existence thus far.

In order to fully appreciate the meaning of this paragraph, we must first clarify a point of translation.

“What shall I say?” is one of the questions in the New International Version, and “Father, spare me from this hour?” is the second.

and 2) should I say, “Father, deliver me from this hour?” And the response is “of course not,” according to the NIV.

To be clear, I’d want to explain why I chose the KJV rendering in this case.

What exactly do I mean?

27, you must also do so in v.

The following is what we would have: “What am I supposed to say?

Is it appropriate for me to claim that you should be glorified?” [If the answer to both questions is yes, the final two might be considered questions.] Three inquiries, on the other hand, overburden the content.

1) In verse 28a, there is no question mark after the phrase “father, exalt thyname.” 2) If it is the Father’s desire, Jesus does request that the cup not be consumed.


Consequently, the two addresses to the Father are best understood as providing two different responses to the opening question in John 12:27, as follows: We should read the text in the King James Version (KJV) with only one query.

As a result, when we read the text with only one question in mind, we discover that it is one of the most emotionally charged passages in the whole Bible.

His genuine humanity and instinctual need for self-preservation are revealed on the one hand, and his true humanity and instinctive drive for self-preservation on the other.

Listen to the Lord as he prays in this Johannine Gethsemane during the hour of the cross: “Now is my soul terribly tormented, and what may I say?” Father, please save me from this hour, I beg you, with every ounce of self-preservation I have in my existence!

As a result, with every ounce of resolve in my being, I must exclaim, “Father, honor thy name at the cross,” where humility will reach its lowest depths and glory will soar to the highest heights of heaven.

You may have heard this lovely, ancient story: back at Calvary, Jesus took your sins with Him to the cross.

You died right there with Him.

Application Some implications of Jesus’ tremendous resolve jump out at us as a result of our contemplation of him.

What was the reason for Jesus’ entry into the world?

Its purpose was to carry out God’s desire and, above all, to bring glory to the Father’s name through the savingsinners.

This is one of the reasons he was baptized.

It was for this reason that he went to the hour of the cross.

Second, we have an anchor of security that is unrivaled in the world.

Loving me, searching me out, locating me, and retaining me are all important.

We are also provided an example to follow in the third place.

He is loving us while praising and worshiping the Father.

One huge and consuming objective must be before us in all we do; in every thinking; in every aspect of our lives; and that goal must be to glorify God in whatever we do.

This should be our prayer, just as it was for Him “Father, may the glory of thy name be magnified in me, in this and that, every day, in peace and in suffering!

As a result, the members of the church family participate in this Eucharist, this thanksgiving supper, with appreciation.

Make this your great vision for life: to please the Father through Christ the Son; to gladly honor God in all you think, say, and do. Study to this end, pray to this end, utilize God’s law to this end, and make this your great vision for life. Thank you, Jesus, in the name of the Father, Amen!

Bible Gateway passage: 1 Corinthians 2:2 – New International Version

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