Saturday, March 24, 2012
Book Review - 1,000 Days: The Ministry of Christ
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 salvation—period!—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 years—roughly 1,000 days—Jesus served in public ministry while on earth. He didn’t need to do this ministry, yet he did anyway, and that’s 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 about—both 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
My Take on the Book
This book opened my eyes to what the 1000 days that the book shares really stood for and what they stand for today. I have to say that I was amazed and am still amazed at all that Jesus did in these three years and this book makes you examine this for yourself. Each chapter was so insightful and I found myself learning so much. I could see that this book could work well, not only with individuals, but also for groups that want to come closer to God through his son. This is definitely the type of book that will help you in growing your own faith as you learn more about Jesus and in God.
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