Summary: Jesus as the Messiah who offered the kingdom

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III. The Call of the King 8:1-10:42

A. Miracles of healing 8:1-17

The purpose for the miracles of healing is to reveal Jesus having authority and power over sickness and diseases. By the words and deeds Jesus Christ had authenticate credentials necessary to institute the kingdom. This is important in context for the kingdom because it bring about the power of change. And these miracles demonstrate the various realms in which Christ has authority.

B. The cost of following the King 8:18-22

The cost of following the King suggests that those who follow Him must be prepared to have no home. And If we are true followers of the Kingdom renunciation ties is one of disciple of family ties is one of the condition of discipleship; one cannot wait until all family connections are satisfied. This is important in context because it stresses the urgency of the kingdom there’s no time to wait the kingdom is near. And it further supports that His Kingdom is not of this world.

C. Miracles of power 8:23-9:8

The purpose for His miracles and powers is the fulfillment of words spoken through Isaiah (53:4). His taking our infirmities and carrying our diseases was finally accomplished on the cross in his death. This is important to present Jesus as King because by casting out demons demonstrates his power over Satan, ruler of the demon world.

D. The challenge of following the King 9:9-17

The purpose of these scriptures as it relate to the challenges following the King suggests: it requires demonstrates that His ministry is directed toward those who realize they have a need. This is important because it shows Jesus Kingship as one having power over tradition. The Pharisees always brought proper sacrifices, but they were totally lacking in compassion towards sinners.

E. Miracles of Restoration 9:18-34

The purpose of these miracles of restoration suggests Jesus power over death, darkness, and dumbness. This is important to context because only such power belongs to the Lord. It affirms His deity as Lord and Savior.

F. The commission to follow the King 10:1-42

The commission to follow the King suggests the appropriate message concerning the lost sheep of Israel. Therefore the kingdom message was for God’s covenant people. The apostles’ message, like their Lord’s would be authenticated by miracles. They were not to make elaborate provisions for their travel, thus avoiding the impression they were engaged in a business enterprise. This is in important in context because it gives Israel the first opportunity to accept their King. However, all would be fully fulfilled after the day of Pentecost in the spreading of the gospel in the churches. Furthermore, these words will find their fullest manifestation in the day of the tribulation throughout the entire world before Jesus Christ returns in power and glory as-well as establish His kingdom on the earth.

IV. The Challenge to the King 11:1-16:12

A. The rejection of John the Baptist 11:1-19

The rejection of John the Baptist challenges the King’s authority. John needed reassurance and clarification for he had expected. This is important in context because the Messiah was to overcome wickedness, judge sin, and bring in His Kingdom.

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