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Christ’s Greatness and our Lives

September 12, 2011

No Christian would deny the supreme greatness of Christ.  His position as God and his becoming man while still remaining God is one of the core tenets of our faith.  For many Christians there is a tacit recognition that Christ is “the greatest man that ever lived”.  Similarly, implicit in our faith is the realization that Christ is Supreme in all creation.  Scriptures declares Christ to be the greatest and most important.  For example, Colossians 1 proclaims, “And He is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.”  Christ has the place of most importance in absolutely everything.  We do not give Him that place, He already possesses it.  The task for us is to live in explicit awareness of that greatness.  The supremely glorious greatness of Christ is not merely a truth which we acknowledge as being true way up there in the heavens and way out there in the world at large, it is a truth which should be displayed as truth right down here in the particular circumstances of an individual’s life.  The greatness of Christ should radically transform our lives.

I am preaching a series of special meetings this week at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Shingleton.   We are examining Scriptures to see Christ’s greatness revealed and to see how that greatness should be changing our lives.  Yesterday we started with Hebrews 1:1-3.  Christ is Supreme because He is God and the perfect revelation of God to man, He is Creator and He is the Savior.  That supremacy must cause us to give much more careful attention to the Word of God.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night we will continue that theme.  I pray this week will be one that genuinely exalts God, that encourages the folks at Cornerstone and that exhorts the believers to live differently in recognition of the greatness of Christ.

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