When God exalted Jesus, He bestowed something upon Him – a name. The name is above every other name and will one day cause every knee to bow. What is the name? The name is a title, and the title is Lord!
God is powerful but we need to believe that he is powerful for us.
I have learned this about overcoming sin – the best way to overcome sin and distraction is by loving something more, by loving Christ, by cultivating a passion for Him.
God’s people have The Story, the true Story, and the Story that commends itself to the minds, hearts, and allegiance of every person and nation on the planet, and it is our duty to tell The Story to the nations of the world.
It is important that we learn how to pray and what to pray for the rest of our lives. One of the marks of maturity is to focus on a few, lifelong important goals that will guide our ship in rough waters and keep us on course for the duration of our journey.
God wants to show you off to the world. He wants to say, “look at my children. These are my children that I have purchased.”
People speak of Chris’s death, resurrection, and ascension but they are missing the mark on that last point. It was not the physical act of “ascending “that was so important. Rather, it was the fact that he was exalted to the place of highest honor.
I want to talk with you today about the glory of God, about unity in the body of Christ, about how God can take terrible circumstances and turn them around for the progress of the Gospel, and about his grace. Are you ready?
What is the result of this kind of life, the kind of life where one lives by the physical appetites, the kind of life where one boasts in shameful things, the kind of life where people live only for the moment? Paul says, “their end is destruction.”
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. – 2 Cor 8:9