Essay on The Testament And The New Testament

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In Luke 4:16-19, Jesus sends a phenomenal message to the crowd in Nazareth, and to the modern society and Christians. Through this short passage, modern day Christians can extract an important function of the church in the society and the duty of the church to proclaim the year of Jubilee for the world to believe the savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus brings good news to the poor, and the church should do the same thing.
He came to rescue and heal the broken people of the era. Throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, the scripture argues how the rich cannot inherit the heaven while the poor can. The scripture says that mocking the poor is insulting the Maker since they are part of the Christ’s body. As a consequence, the Bible encourages Christians to give to the poor and help them. His ministry targeted the poor people who were neglected and oppressed. In Matthew 9:12-13 says, “On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (NIV). In this passage, Jesus commends Christians to show mercy to the neighbors and to the sick who need a healer. Basically, He is telling the world that He concerns for the poor people, He came to make them rich, and He gives peace to the people even when they are exhausted because of the burdens they carry. Meanwhile, Matthew writes, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and this verse…

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