Chapter # 6 Paragraph # 3 Study # 1
September 16, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<376> Thesis: Jesus spent an entire night in prayer before He set about doing the things that would forever affect His Father's "Forever Kingdom". Introduction: This morning we are going to begin an extended study of some of Jesus' preparations for His coming, and eternal, Kingdom. In the past months we have spent a lot of time looking into the reasons for official Israel's rejection of Jesus as the Kinsman-Redeemer. The net result of our studies is this: there was no valid reason for Israel's rejection of Jesus of Nazareth as God's provision for its eternal well being. For that reason, we can also draw this conclusion: there is no valid reason for anyone to reject Jesus so that He cannot be a Kinsman-Redeemer for them. In spite of the fact that men throughout the ages have attempted to marshal arguments to justify their rejection of Jesus, there is no man who will find himself justified in his rejection of Jesus when the day finally arrives for his appearance before Jesus. So, this morning we are going to do as Luke did and turn from the records of why men hate Jesus and begin a study of what Jesus did as preparation for the ultimate future of those who, once they have appeared before Him, will be settled into Eternal Life in the Eternal Kingdom of God.