Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” (Acts 5:42)
They never stopped proclaiming… that Jesus is the Christ.
This Sunday at DCC I begin a new series entitled “Incomparable Christ”; in which we will examine the biblical claims concerning Jesus’ divinity, his humanity, and his role as sole mediator between God and man.
The first sermon will be on the divinity of Christ, a topic of crucial importance to those of us who look to Jesus as Savior and Lord.
If we take away the divinity of Christ from the gospel, we are left with no reasonable hope of salvation whatsoever. Remove the Word who was in the beginning with God, and who was God, and we are left with a leader who is nothing more than a pseudo enlightened example to follow - and one who was confused about his own make up and origins at that.
Without a divine Saviour, our gospel is a rope of sand; a drifting soap bubble; something less substantial than a dream. If Christ were not God, he was the worst kind of impostor. He was either God incarnate or else he was an arch-deceiver of men, because he fooled many of them into believing that he was God, and in that claim He managed to bring the consequences of what they called blasphemy upon Himself.
Do you have any questions, comments or relevant ideas that you think should be addressed in this series? If so I would truly appreciate your input! Clicking on the "comment" link below to respond.