Today’s Sermon is a repeat of a popular sermon by Pastor Carl. I trust his message will bless you. (The sermon is digested from my notes.)
I am not able to attend church this Sunday, due to my hearing aid malfunction and having to send it back to the factory. I am using my old aids that are not as strong and conversations are just a mumble. I am not ruling out God healing my ears, and truthfully, I have been prayed for by several ministers who have a gift along the line of ears being opened. (However I remain a lady in waiting.)
Pastor Carl was speaking about Jesus as he read from Colossians 1:14-23.
15 He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him (Jesus) should all fullness dwell - -
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1. Jesus illustrated that small faith even as infinitesimal as a mustard seed will accomplish great things.
2. A cup of water given in His name will receive a reward.
3. Jesus used a young boy’s small lunch to feed a multitude.
4. Great things come in small packages and God can use even the least of us for His glory as we submit to him.
5. Jesus called the lowly fishermen to be his followers, and told them that they would become fishers of men.
A transformed Peter reached out on the day of Pentecost to challenge, strengthen and influence the believers of that day and of ours.
Jesus brings meaning to our lives as we worship him and bow down before Him. He brought us redemption through His blood.
14 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
By Him all things consist as Jesus is the Head of the body. The Head controls the body and gives it direction.
The church is His body. Not this church membership or a building, but the collection of all Christian believers, washed in His blood, scattered world wide make up the body of Christ.
We as Christians must learn to practice the presence of Jesus daily as we walk with him, for we as His church represent Christ the Lord.
Thomas said he would not believe that Jesus was raised from the dead until he could see and touch Him. Jesus gave Thomas the opportunity to touch and see, and then He stated that blessed are those who believe and have not seen.
There is so much beyond us that we have not seen, yet we believe. There are angels all around us ministering in our behalf. There is an old hymn that says, “I love to tell the story of UNSEEN things above, of Jesus and His glory of Jesus and His love.”
Unseen is The Holy Spirit hovering and gently moving over all the earth, wooing and bringing men and women to Christ. We are to work together with the Holy Spirit and with other Christians because God uses people to preach and teach the Good News to others.
We serve a Living Savior and Jesus is in the Father, the Father is in Him, and He is in us!
It is amazing to know that Jesus lives in ME by his Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ must be Preeminent in all things. Let us serve him with our Love.
Jesus has conquered every enemy, saving us He loves us, and there is no limit to His love. The Chorus of the old hymn "Oh Glorious day," goes like this:
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day
If you have not received Jesus as your Savior I beg of you to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to come into your life. He died on the cross for you, but he rose from the dead after three days and he is alive for ever more.
John 3:16 (NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.