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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: My Beloved Son
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven,
    saying, "This is My beloved Son,
    in whom I am well pleased"
    Matthew 3:17
    Jesus is the Beloved Son of the Father. When Jesus was baptized, the Father spoke from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17). The heavenly Father could have called Jesus Mary’s son or Joseph’s son, because these descriptions would have been accurate. But Jesus is the unique Son of the Father in Heaven, i.e., the second Person of the Godhead. Just as Jesus is the Beloved of the Father’s Beloved Son, so He should become your Beloved.
    Jesus, just as the Father said that You belong to Him, I too claim You as my own. You are my Savior, and I am Your servant. Help me carry out Your purpose today.
    The Father spoke audibly to the crowd when John baptized Jesus. That was the formal induction of Jesus into ministry. The Father was telling the world that He approved of Jesus’ baptism and His ministry in the world. The Holy Spirit also came upon Jesus to show the total approval of the Godhead. The heavenly Father called Jesus Beloved. The Father had always loved Jesus throughout eternity, but the Father especially loved Jesus because He became flesh as the divine representation to the world. Because the Father loves the world, He especially loved Jesus for coming to redeem the world.
    Jesus, I accept You as the Beloved Son of the Father. Thank You for becoming flesh to live among humanity and to die for our sins. Today, live through my life, so I can show salvation to everyone I meet. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Mark 1:1-11
    Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father.