Revelations of God’s Love in Jesus’ Ministry
There are more than 7,000 promises in the Bible.
Jesus reveals more than 300 promises in the gospels.
Below are some revelations of God’s love in Jesus’ ministry:
1. He will save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).
The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-10:
2. If someone is a “spiritual beggar,” God offers them the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3).
3. If someone mourns over their sin, God comforts them (Matthew 5:4).
4. Those who are consecrated to God shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5).
5. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, shall be filled with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:6).
6. Those who are merciful shall receive mercy (Matthew 5:7).
7. Those having a single, pure devotion to God shall see Him (Matthew 5:8).
8. Those who are peacemakers shall be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9).
9. Those who are persecuted for righteousness shall receive the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:10).
10. Jesus and His disciples sat down with many tax collectors and sinners (Matthew 9:10).
11. Jesus came for the sick (Matthew 9:12).
12. Jesus came to call the sinners (Matthew 9:13).
13. God has chosen the last (Matthew 19:30).
The Parable of the King’s Wedding Feast – Matthew 22:1-14:
14. The King said, “Invite as many as you find,” and the servants invited “all whom they found” (Matthew 22:9,10).
15. The King invited both good and bad people (Matthew 22:10).
Parable of the Great Supper – Luke 14:16-24:
The Master invites:
16. The poor
17. The maimed
18. The blind
19. The crippled
Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me . . . “ (Luke 4:18)
20. The brokenhearted
21. The captives, the bound
22. The blind
23. The oppressed
Happy, favored, fortunate are:
24. The hungry
25. The mourning
26. The hated for Jesus’ sake
27. “For He is kind to the unthankful and evil” (Luke 6:35). “Your Father . . . is merciful” (Luke 6:35).
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful (Luke 6:35-36).
The Parable of the Rich Man and Beggar Lazarus – Luke 16:19-31
28. The beggar with sores made it to heaven.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son – Luke 15:11-32:
29. The Father welcomed and greatly celebrated the return of his son who was in sin.
More Revelations of God’s Love in Jesus’ Ministry
Jesus revealed through His ministry eternal, glorious revelations of God’s love and compassion.
In the gospels, Jesus reveals who generally receives the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ.
Who receives Him? For the most part, the “have-nots.”
1. The “have nots” were those who received Jesus the Messiah, including the public and His disciples. The “haves” – the religious leaders, lawyers, and Pharisees, etc. – opposed and rejected Him.
2. God helps: the poor, brokenhearted, bound, blind, and oppressed (Luke 4:18).
3. God helps and heals people in physical need (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).
4. Jesus came for the sick and sinners, not the righteous and “well” (Matthew 9:10-12).
5. Happy are the poor, hungry, mourning. Woe to the rich, full, laughing (Luke 6).
6. God reveals the kingdom to the child-like and hides it from the wise and intelligent (Matthew 11:25).
7. Hard for a man who trusts in riches to enter the kingdom (Matthew 19:23-24). God gives preference to the poor.
Parable of the King’s Wedding Feast;
8. The King said “Invite as many as you find,” and the servants invited “all whom they found” (Matthew 22:9-10).
9. The King invited both good and bad people (Matthew 22:10).
10. Things highly esteemed to man are detestable to God (Luke 16:14-16).