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Why We Make So Much of Jesus

Joe McKeeverJoe McKeever

Scripture ransacks the human language looking for superlatives enough to give mankind some kind of idea who this Person was who was born of a virgin, lived without sin, taught us of Heaven, and died in our place.  His resurrection and ascension forever secured His place in the history and thought and conversation of this small planet.

Earth has never seen another like Him.  He is unique.

Christianity and the Christian life are all about Jesus.

Regardless of what they tell you, the Christian faith is not about love.

It’s not about morals and doing good.

The Christian faith is not about helping one another and be ye kind and see you in church.

Love and morals and doing good, helping one another and showing kindness and attending worship are the byproducts of the Christian faith when done right.

But the Christian faith itself is all about one Person and One Person Only:  The Lord Jesus Christ.

He is the only Savior. He is the only sin-offering. He is the one and only mediator between God and man. He alone reveals God the Father to us.  His is the only Name by which we must be saved.

Jesus.  It’s all about Jesus.

The Old Testament told about the coming of Jesus in a hundred different ways.  Every altar pointed to His cross, every offering to the Savior Himself.  The prophets prophesied repeatedly of the One who would suffer for the sins of His people, who would bear their iniquities, and who would be the offspring of a virgin.  The prophets spoke of His sinless nature, His horrible death, and His resurrection.

The four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – present four stories of His coming, many aspects of His life and ministry, and much about His death and resurrection.  The Acts of the Apostles continues the story of the expansion of the Christian faith. The epistles which follow are letters written from church leaders to congregations or individuals regarding doctrine, practices, heresies, and such.  The last book, called Revelation, presents Jesus as the Victorious Ruler of the universe and Judge of all who have lived on earth.

It’s all about Jesus.

John Bisagno has famously said, “Jesus Christ is everything God in Heaven has to say about Himself.”  Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you’ve seen the Father” (John 14).

It’s important – critical, actually – to bear in mind the following …

  1. The Holy Spirit makes much about Jesus.
  2. The Holy Scriptures make much about Jesus.
  3. The heart of every person saved by the blood of the Lamb cries out to make more and more of Jesus.

Scripture cannot find enough superlatives to use about Him …

Therefore …

“You are Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Dear Savior. We worship Thee.  We thank Thee.  And every morning of our lives we would begin by dropping to our knees to surrender all to Thee.  Have Thine own way.  Hallowed be Thy Name.  Thy will be done.  Forever and ever. Amen.”

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