We Have A Great Goal

We Have A Great Goal

Now as the time was coming to a head when he should be taken up to heaven, He firmly set His face to continue His journey to Jerusalem…
– Luke 9:51 (Charles B. Williams Translation)

Everything about Christ’s life is centered on His goal of dying on the cross and training His disciples to carry on His ministry after He ascends back to the Father.

For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son…
– Romans 8:29a (NLT)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
– Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

Now as the time was coming to a head when he should be taken up to heaven, He firmly set His face to continue His journey to Jerusalem…
– Luke 9:51 (Charles B. Williams Translation)

1. We need to know our goal (to Jerusalem)

And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
– Luke 9:52-53 (NIV)

Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
– Luke 13:22 (NIV)

In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
– Luke 13:33-34 (NIV)

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
– Luke 17:11 (NIV)

Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.
– Luke 18:31 (NIV)

As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
– Luke 19:41 (NIV)

2. We need to face our goal (to continue His journey)

3. We need to have a strong commitment to reach our goal (He firmly set His face)

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
– John 6:66 (NIV)

Now as the time was coming to a head when he should be taken up to heaven, He firmly set His face to continue His journey to Jerusalem…
– Luke 9:51 (Charles B. Williams Translation)