This text is meant to give us a correct perspective of who Jesus is based on his claims to authority.
Jesus is the true and better Adam, Son of promise, King, and Prophet, anointed as Messiah by the Spirit at His baptism.
Jesus is commited to building His church. Each believer is a part of that plan.
Did the life of Jesus matter? We know his death took the punishment for sins, but what purpose did his previous years of life serve?
Jesus has sent his church on mission. What is that mission? And how do we know whether or not it will succeed?
What does the resurrection of Jesus mean for you? Have you given it much thought? If Jesus really did walk out of the tomb 2,000 years ago, what difference does that make in your life and your priorities?