At Gethsemane, Jesus with deep anguish and sorrow anticipates to drink the cup of his Father’s wrath, which would take place at the cross, for the sake of sinners like you and me.
Christ demonstrates his love and care for you, as his little ones, through the discipline of the church by bringing you to repentance of your sins and forgiveness of others who have sinned against you.
The kingdom of God is fully paid for in the costly sacrifice of Jesus Christ on behalf of his treasured and faithful people, who are kept safe until the end of the age when the righteous will be separated from the wicked.
In the miracles of the woman with the blood discharge and the ruler’s dead daughter, we are given a picture of Christ’s redeeming blood on the cross to heal us of our sin and raise us from the dead.
The mercy of Christ leads us to judge our brothers and sisters with love and compassion because the mercy we have received compels us to show mercy in return.
In Christ’s baptism we are given a picture of his death on the cross where he is proven to be the righteous Son of God who is rewarded with the new creation for the sake of sinners.