A disciple of Jesus is to follow His days in the Gospels. If you read closely the New Testament record you find a reference to specific days in the ministry of Jesus.
By comparing the four gospel accounts we find there are 52 'days‚ÄĚ chronicled in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. The first one was one of the most celebrated. We call it Christmas. On that night God sent a celestial sound and light show to herald the birth of the King of the Universe into human affairs. The Eternal One became an infant, and was born in a stable! The last day is His ascension to heaven.
The Life of Christ may be divided into seven key days which together frame the entire earthly life of Christ!
* His Birth: Bethlehem * His Baptism: Jordan River * His Temptation: Wilderness * His Transfiguration: Mt. Hermon * His Crucifixion: Golgotha * His Resurrection: Garden Tomb * His Ascension: Mt. Of Olives
In Mark 1 we find the second key day of the Life of Christ. It was the day the small door leading to the carpenter's shop closed for the last time. Gone would be the hours of wonder-filled talks the local folks had enjoyed with the kindest man they ever had met. No more would the wide eyes of children be seen looking wistfully off as stories from the Scriptures of David and Elijah and Moses were shared seemingly with an eyewitness aura about them.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...