As Christians, we must constantly seek to answer the question, "Who is Jesus to me?" Does he have the pre-imminence in my life? These are not questions that can be taken lightly. These are questions with eternal implications. The destiny of our souls depends upon the place that we give Jesus in our life. As our Savior and Lord He is to be our all in all.
Not long after Moses had lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God required Him to collect an offering of gold, silver, and other precious materials from the people in order to build the tabernacle. The Israelites had been slaves in the land of Egypt for some four hundred years, how did they have all of those precious materials to contribute to the building of the tabernacle? Modern estimates place the value of the tabernacle well over a billion dollars in today's money.
Other than our Lord's, we know more about the life of the Apostle Paul than any of his contemporaries. Like those whom we read about in the Old Testament, the life of the Apostle Paul is put on display for us as an example. His life was truly dedicated to serving Christ and it provides a great example of the life that each of us should strive to live. Most importantly, he lived a life in which he acknowledged all that he had become was because of the grace of God.
The Biblical teaching of baptism has been a greatly debated subject. Men have discussed its relevance to salvation and method of administration. Despite all of the discussions that have taken place in regards to this subject, baptism is still misunderstood by many people. There are, I believe, many contributing factors to this confusion.
The New Testament is rich with verses that contain the phrase "in Christ." It is a simple phrase, yet the depth of its meaning is endless. All that the world holds does not even come close to comparing to the riches and blessings in Christ. They are unsearchable the Bible says. We could preach a lifetime of sermons on this subject and only scratch the surface of its meaning. That being said, I want to introduce just a few thoughts on the subject.
As we read the Bible, we find that nearly 1,700 years after creation the world had become a wicked place. In fact, the scriptures teach that man was consumed with wickedness. All of his thoughts were evil continually. Things were so bad that God saw fit to destroy man, and He was sorry that He had ever made man. Just when it seemed that all hope was lost one man found grace in the eyes of the Lord. God extended grace to Noah, but it was through faith that Noah benefited from it.
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