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JESUS CHRIST FULFILLS THE THREE-FOLD OFFICE OF SALVATION

JESUS CHRIST FULFILLS THE THREE-FOLD OFFICE OF SALVATION

May 24, 2020

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 
3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion– to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

Matthew 3:13-17

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 
14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 
15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 
16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 
17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
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