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Servant's Hands Washing

Jesus and Dove at his baptismWhen Jesus asked the disciples who they thought he was Simon Peter answered in Matthew 16.16, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." His close association with the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father is confirmed in Luke 3.22 which says, "and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased.'" Jesus role at the beginning of Creation is found in John 1.1 which states quite clearly, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Thomas in response to his own initial doubting said to him in John 20.28, "My Lord and my God!"

Overseers of the Flock

Bible and the WorldJesus in instructing his disciples about their future ministries in Acts 20.28 states, "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, [many manuscripts "of the Lord"] which he bought with his own blood. [or "with the blood of his own Son."]" And again in Romans 9.5 Paul anguishes over Israel and writes, "Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! [or "Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised!" or "Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised!"] Amen." Jesus according to Saint Paul is God overall.

God Become Man

servant's hands washing feetThe Holy Jesus Christ who was created before the universe was made, chose to become a human being. Philippians 2.6-11 states, "Who, being in very nature [or "in the form of"] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, rather, he made himself nothing, by taking the very nature [or "the form"] of a servant, being made in human likeness."

Became Obedient to Death

Christ on the Cross"And being found in appearance as a man, he (Jesus) humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

"Holy Jesus Christ"
by Ron Meacock

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