What an amazing year 2021 has been, following hot on the heels of 2020 and the call to a real roller coaster ride; a new way of life, caused by the pandemic. In all of its controversies around lockdowns, social distancing, vaccines, masks… and let’s not forget the stampede for toilet paper
I still believe God has got this all, He is not surprised and confused perhaps, at some of our antics.
I am convinced more than ever of Jesus’s powerful words when he declared, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail” [Matt 16:18]
Jesus was anticipating and prophesying what would come from these new followers of His. He was revealing Himself and His message, that He, Jesus, was the Christ, the Son of the living God.
He also revealed a clear and present claim of ownership [my church, my gathering, my called-out ones].
The church belongs to Jesus. It also solidifies His claim to deity, His boldness that this community of brothers and sisters are His.
This should at the very least help us to focus more on the supremacy and pre-eminence of Jesus. Set aside where society is trying to cajole us into rabbit warrens of unfruitful debates. Let our conversations speak more of the glory and power of a living Saviour.
Colossians 1:17-18 “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church…”
Over the next couple of weeks, we want to preach through and consider “Revealing Jesus”.
We want to look at different aspects and a revelation of who Jesus is. Who we are in Him and what our responses are with regard to discovering and revealing Jesus afresh.
“Jesus doesn’t need a makeover. We don’t need to rebrand Him, we just need to unveil Him. Once you really see Him you can never just walk away.” Keir Tayler
Let us allow and guide our conversations, our thought processes for the King and His Kingdom to let us live free of idle debates and man-made opinions.
Let the Revealed Jesus be afresh in our lives.