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Summary: From our missionaries to our military, we call them heroes because they go in our place, sacrificing all for a great cause! They know what they have to do. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

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HeRose to Save Us All

John 15:13

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Our servicemen / women are our friends, laying their lives down for us. They know what they face going in, they know what they have to do. They are heroes to save us all. So did Jesus...and He Rose to save us all!

“Don’t be a hero!” we say. These guys and gals who wear the uniform of the US are heroes. Not only if they get medals. They are heroes because they go for us. Like our missionaries. We call them heroes because they go in our place, sacrificing all for a great cause! They know what they have to do.

Gen. 3:15—Jesus knew it was Him that was written of there. He knew what He had to do.

It was clear what He had to do:

When Abel made the first offering in Genesis 4:4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

And Jesus knew what He had to do.

It was clear:

When Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice, and there caught in the sharp clutches of a rugged tree was a ram as a substitute… And Jesus knew what He had to do.

It was clear what He had to do:

Each time a sacrificial lamb was offered for sins of God’s people—as the body of the spotless lamb was slain, as the blood was poured-- Jesus knew what He had to do.

When the psalmist wrote by inspiration in Psalm 22:1

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Jesus knew what He had to do.

When Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 52:14

As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

…and Isaiah continued to say:

Isaiah 53:5-6

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. [6] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

And Jesus knew what He had to do.

When the prophet said in Daniel 9:26 that in 434 years…

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off…

And Jesus knew what He had to do!

When another prophet said in Zech. 13:6

And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

And Jesus knew what He had to do!

He was born despite Satan’s attempts to end the line of Christ.

Gen. 13--Sarah nearly became part of king’s harem

Isaac, too, lied about rebekah and it nearly happened again!

Satan tried to annihilate God’s people in Egypt, Babylonian captivity, Herod’s orders to smite Hebrews born in Bethlehem 2 yrs. and under…He was born, God in the flesh, knowing what He had to do…

He knew it in the temple at 12 when He said to His parents in Luke 2:49

… wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

When John the Baptist introduced Him as the Lamb of God

And Jesus knew what He had to do!

He was reminded of it when Satan tempted Him in the wilderness, tried to get Him to hand over His right to the earth…


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