Geneva, Switzerland-Center of ProtestantReform(mid 1500s)

"OUR STORY"

8. The Life and Ministry
of Jesus Christ:  I

Why are the stories of Jesus' birth so important to us? Why are the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus so closely connected? Why was Jesus then immediately led by the Holy Spirit out into the wilderness to be tested by Satan? In his ministry, did Jesus intend to start up a new religion called "Christianity? Thus Jesus wants us to "die" to this worldly (or fleshly) nature -- in order to become spiritual in nature .  What does this mean?
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Miles H. Hodges - 2002