Meet Jesus. A man both fully God and fully human. He lived most of his life in private, and spent only three years in public ministry. What do these precious days of Jesus' ministry have to say to us today?
In 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ, Jonathan Falwell introduces the concept of "the happiness of less" as one of the keys to obtaining true peace in life. From trials and tribulations to radical love, from hypocrisy and temptation and prayer, 1000 Days offers rich insight into what Jesus has to say about life as we know it. Rediscover the life of Jesus, and along the way you just might discover the life you were meant to live.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 0849948088 ISBN-13: 9780849948084 Availability: In Stock
An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ like never before.
Have you ever thought that when Jesus Christ came to earth more than two thousand years ago, he could have simply given us salvationperiod!and never done another single thing? Jesus Christ could have chosen to be born of a virgin, live for 33 years in relative obscurity, die on the cross, be buried, and rise from the dead three days later, and still give us the opportunity for salvation without doing any of the things we read about in the gospels.
Yet there was more.
For three yearsroughly 1,000 daysJesus served in public ministry while on earth. He didnt need to do this ministry, yet he did anyway, and thats the key for us. This intentionality implies that there is a lot of information in Scripture that we need to grapple with. We need to understand what Jesus said and did during his 1,000-day public ministry, so we can apply his teachings to our lives today.
What makes these 1000 days of Christ so vitally important?
Jesus public ministry was to help us understand what true love is all aboutboth for God and for other people. When we love God and others first, the rest of life falls into place: our possessions, our ambitions, our hopes and our dreams. Jesus modeled everything he taught, and his invitation is to make his mission our mission too
Falwell, successor to his father, the late influential Christian pastor Jerry Falwell, at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., makes his publishing debut in this book, which he asserts gives readers the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ as never before, a bold claim for a novice author that readers may find arguable. Falwell maps out various integral moments of the 1,000 days of Jesus ministry and interprets for readers how their lives on earth can become similarly transformative. He challenges readers to be real with God, asking, for example, if, while we are singing at church, our hearts are in it. The strongest challenge of the book occurs when the author asks, When Jesus looks at me does he see a modern-day Pharisee? The challenges and questions are porous enough to allow for any number of ways the reader can follow Jesus 1,000 days with a thousand of their own, while not looking like him at all. (Mar.) 2012 Reed Business Information.