Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 5 Study # 4
December 31, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

<308> Thesis: Jesus' commitment is to destroy Sin and its impact upon people. Introduction: It is fitting that, as we are meeting on the last day of the year, our text points us to the beginning of a new day. Our text this morning points us to a contrast with the setting of the sun, and it points us to the issue of "resolution". In an earlier study we saw that Luke's point in telling us that the people waited until the setting of the sun to pursue health and deliverance was that there was something significantly wrong with those people. Their theology would not work in real life but they did not have the courage of conviction to throw it over and replace it with a legitimate way of relating to God. In our study this morning we will see that Jesus began the new day resolutely . It is ironic that hosts of people approach the New Year in a context of "resolutions" that will, for the most part, not last and that Jesus faced the reality of the new day with a resolution that carried Him to the right hand of the throne of God. What does this tell us about Him?