Free and Whole

Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:21-35 (day six)

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. -Jesus, John 8:32

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.-Jesus, John 10:10

Jesus’ miracles and exorcisms most clearly depict his purpose: freedom and wholeness. That’s the invitation. Of our own choosing, we are spiritually and physically broken people. In our rejection of God, we sold ourselves to spiritual darkness, which in turn led to our own depravity and decay. Jesus, came to right that wrong, to recreate us in his image; turning us from children of wrath to children of God.

With every miracle, every exorcism, Jesus was declaring “look, I am making all things new. That’s the promise Jesus died and rose again to secure.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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