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Introduction

His Roles: Week 1

His Roles: Week 2

His Roles: Week 3

His Roles: Week 4

His Joy: Week 5

His Joy: Week 6

His Joy: Week 7

His Joy: Week 8

His Strength: Week 9

His Strength: Week 10

His Strength: Week 11

His Strength: Week 12

His Sensitivity: Week 13

His Sensitivity: Week 14

His Sensitivity: Week 15

His Sensitivity: Week 16

His Loyalty: Week 17

His Loyalty: Week 18

His Loyalty: Week 19

His Loyalty: Week 20

His Love: Week 21

His Love: Week 22

His Love: Week 23

His Love: Week 24

His Leadership: Week 25

His Leadership: Week 26

His Leadership: Week 27

His Leadership: Week 28

His Teachings: Week 29

His Teachings: Week 30

His Teachings: Week 31

His Teachings: Week 32

His Light: Week 33

His Light: Week 34

His Light: Week 35

His Light: Week 36

His Priorities: Week 37

His Priorities: Week 38

His Priorities: Week 39

His Priorities: Week 40

His Spirit: Week 41

His Spirit: Week 42

His Spirit: Week 43

His Spirit: Week 44

His Balance: Week 45

His Balance: Week 46

His Balance: Week 47

His Balance: Week 48

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By Richard and Linda Eyre

Month 8: His Teachings
“He taught them as one having authority”

WEEK 29: PREPARATION

It was Lindberg who said, “Preparation precedes power,” but it could have been said by anyone – anyone great enough to make real contributions.

Again, as with everything else, Christ epitomized and perfected this quality. He underwent thirty years of preparation before his ministry began -- and that preparation was mental, emotional, social, and physical as well as spiritual. And as his ministry began the pattern of preparation continued – in mountain-top solitude, at seaside, in desert, or simply within the peace of his own mind. Frequently we observe a calm, inward, strength-gathering moment preceding miracles, sermons, temptations.

The Lord’s preparation started long before this world was mad. We know little of what it entailed, but we do know that, here on earth, his preparation as total and constant. His mental preparation was so extensive that he could out quote his Pharisee adversaries from what they considered to be their own books. He knew the law that he came to fulfill, and he knew people, so that he always began where they were – on their level, talking first of things they understood and accepted, using analogies, parables, and metaphors with which they could quickly relate. All of this he as able to do because of his preparation.

Part of the explanation of Christ’s unwavering, sharply focused power was his total preparation. Most men have known those beautiful, sure moments when tight preparation brought tight confidence. Christ’s perfect confidence stemmed from his perfect preparation.
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