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December 22, 2021 7:00 am
Finding studios to the city of Byron Tyler here with your reforms, your plover fighting jury today. Adrian Rogers starts a new series, the mystery of history and in this series there several messages that I'm looking forward to a couple of our Jesus Christ, the son of God and God the son, and also the unfinished story of Christmas. I it's all about Jesus Christ is all about Christmas, which is coming up in a few days and so what a great sermon. What a great message for this time a year. While today's messages part two who is Jesus will be looking at Colossians chapter 1 verses 12 through 21.
Adrian Rogers paints this picture how we can look at Jesus. We need to see him as God of very God is the old time theologians used to say.
And you know the problem is that people say Jesus and his humanity, and forget his deity are sometimes people see Jesus in his deity and forget his humanity. He was the God man doesn't have repent and another like Lord Jesus never will be. Love came down wrapped in human flesh you no man can never make peace with God. Byron.
So Jesus made peace to Calvary.
That is the Christmas story that is a Christmas story cure. You know the question really, we have to ask, do you know Jesus who reveals the father rules the future and reconciles the following does he have the preeminence in your life.
That's the most important Christmas gift that we can receive absolutely got Rogers at one time who is Jesus.
Jesus is my best friend right and he said I talked to him more than I talk to you and I spend more time with him that I spend with you.
What a tremendous statement will carry. We always love hearing from our local refining listeners and I will you have a comment now I do it says I've listen to Pastor Rogers voice every day since 2004.
His teachings were absolutely God sent. I'm so grateful for every moment of every single lesson. You know, if we receive these every day.
It's a blessing it's really just a reminder of what God is called us to do and so we never know what sermon of what phrase what verse one comment but the Holy Spirit is working through all of that. I'm reminded Gary I think of the longevity of the solicitor and the relationship with local refining and it's that faithfulness of listeners like this dear friend who helps support the ongoing working as we move into the year in as it winds down in 2021 local refining.
Once our friends to know how much we appreciate their steadfastness there. You know right along with us in this journey to get the gospel of Jesus Christ out. Yeah me. There is no Ministry of love worth funding without our partners, and so we know that and so we are very grateful for their giving. Where there's an interest and passion for the ministry, coupled with the capacity to do something about it. We see God truly truly moving so we just want to say number one. Thank you. Number two. This is the best time of year to give us the best time of year to invest in love. Refining is the best time of year to really say I want to go one step higher for the kingdom will what today's message who is Jesus part two here's Adrian Rogers explained Jesus Christ is impossible Jesus Christ as disastrous cam is understand who Jesus Christ is to know him is to love it. Love him is to trust to trust him is to be radically grammatically and eternally changed to be transformed. The human mind too small to comprehend him in the human heart can never really completely totally absorb who Jesus Christ is, he doesn't want a place in your life.
He doesn't wish for prominence in your life. He deserves and demands preeminence.
Three reasons I want to give the writer before us. Reason number one. Jesus reveals the fall know God only by revelation, and Jesus Christ has come to reveal God to you.
You can never fully know God the father apart from God the son now look again at verse 15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.
Put those two words now lock your mind on those two words image and firstborn Colossians 115 image and firstborn the word image is the report icon have a computer you have icons on the computer. It means a a representation. He is the icon the express image of God.
God Jesus Christ has cornered the market. He has a monopoly on revealing the fall.
Would you like to know what the great invisible God is like what you like to know his heart.
Jesus reveals the fall. Thank God for that. But secondly I Jesus rules the future begin now in verse 16 for by him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and for him and he is before all things, and by him all things can consist. And he is the head of the body, the church who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that all things he might have the preeminence support please the father that in him should all fullness dwell and having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him know what's this to reconcile all things unto himself by him, I say, whether they be things in her things in heaven.
I want is a stop is talking about one who rules the universe, one who not only has this whole world in his hands. But as the pass the present future in his hands. People asked what is the world coming to answer is coming to Jesus.
It is coming to Jesus. All things were created by him and for him and will all climaxed in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let me point this out just a little bit. First of all, he says Jesus is the power of creation. Look, if you will, in verse 16 Jesus is the power of creation. For by him were all things created. Don't you believe in evolution, not for a skinny minute now. I don't believe in evolution.
After I started I would believe in evolution, even for Christian is the next best gas of those who do not know the word of God. Evolution is true you have problems with the Scripture of the Bible can tell me from whence I've come knocking at the door and headed for trouble with salvation. If there is no creation know Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. There was no fall in the Senate for snowfall in the sin.
There is no need for underwear man is just progressing onward and upward. But Jesus said in John three. You must be born again. Do you think all of this just happened you think is just by some random chance all came out of some primordial foods that came out of lifeless matter in your own body.
There are 300 trillion cells in the human body. All incredibly complex and when you look at the simplest part. It is so calm. Thanks that there is no way possible that just one cell to come about my evolution because all of the components in that one cell I takes one for the other to be there.
One could not have come out the other. I want to say again that in your human body 300 trillion cells that one cell Jabra known as chromosomes and in these chromosomes, genes are your genetic makeup that's determined by something today that we call be in a and they look now at the DNA citizen mind there. Visit talent is there is design there is not randomness in the DNA and one cell. There is not information printed in books.
It would take 600,000 to write down the code of the DNA that is in one of the trillions of cells in your body that determines like the color of your hair, your personality, all those things in coded right there that Jesus all things were made by him. D friend is the power graze on to something else. He is the preserver of creation look in verse 17 of the same chapter he is before all things, and by him all things consists not a word consist means they stick together. Jesus Christ is the glue of the galaxies.
What is it that keeps it all from falling apart a coming apart. Jesus. Jesus is the one who reads the sun with its fuel. Jesus is the one who guides the planets and their orbit around the sun.
Jesus is the one who has set out all of the stars talk about natural law there is no natural law that the laws of Jesus that nature obeyed is by Jesus that all things consist.
I was looking recently at Isaiah chapter 40 and verse 26 listen to a great verse. Lift up your eyes on high and behold have created these things some time to time on a dark night to go out and look up that's what he says I will go have created these things do you think that everything came out of nothing is and I can't believe in eternal God you believe in eternal, inanimate matter now is this he bring about their host by number thought about the stars he calls them all by May I was with the radio the other day I said don't give a Christmas present will name a star after you. You choose somebody and we will name a star flat person and will put it in the book friend too late that I could go to the service and Jesus has named everyone he is the preserver of creation.
He guides all my travels and hundred and 86,002 in a 2 mi./s. How fast is that all right was hijacked like being crap around their been around layer 7 1/2 times right there around the circumference want to go to the sun sons 93 million miles away be there, and it may happen from the likely you will go to the nearest star. It would take you 4 1/2 years traveling at hundred 86,202 mi./s to get to the nearest friend that's 27, 20 miles away. That's the closest one 100 billion stars in our galaxy to go from side to side, rim to rim in our galaxy would take you 100,000 6000 mi./s that his name is Jesus name is Jesus. He's the one by whom all things consist. He is the power of creation and friend is the preserver of creation and he is the purpose of creation. Look, if you will.
Now in verse 16. Look at it.
For by him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created by him. Now watch and for him. While all of this.
Did you think was for you. As for the Lord Jesus Christ, or is a preposition that speaks of direct some frequent ice moving in the direction that we in America have been invaded by Eastern religions and Eastern religions are circular. Everything goes round and round and round and round. That's the reason they believe in reincarnation. I've always thought reincarnation was putting the milk back in the can you get that later they believe in and reincarnation. That is, everything is circular and so you have to live with, and if you, is not good. Then in your next life you may come back as you might come back as a cow. That's the reason they don't eat meat, you might be eating your grandmother's that's all secular but is not circular it is all headed in the direction the Bible is linear. We are moving where moving where moving to the time when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ by some reason he taught us to pray, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, even as it is in heaven. I can hardly wait. By the way, I got going on today in history. Verse my wife pointed out to me yesterday. I've been living on Isaiah chapter 33 verse 22 the Lord is our judge. He the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King.
God judges lawgiver and King. One of the three parts of our government. The judiciary, the judge, the legislative lawgiver and executive. The king did you know Jesus is ultimately to talk about a balance of power in a meeting.
The balance of power. Here's the power judge gives the lawgiver Jesus McKay says this is Isaiah 33 verse 20 2P will save us frame it is all headed to Jesus. It is all for him. For the Lord Jesus Christ. He is key to the mystery of history told of the young man was taking a philosophy course it studied and studied and studied and came to finally examine philosophy professor had a little bit of a sense of humor want to see how much philosophy these young people knew how well they could think the final examination was one word. Why a student thought for a while wrote one word down and walked out because I would add two more word because of Jesus because of Jesus because Jesus him and by him all things consist in history has a date with deity. Last thing, not only does Jesus reveal the father not only does Jesus rule the future. But Jesus thanked God reconciles the following. That's why he came, looking verse 18.
Now, and he Jesus is the head of the body, the church is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have preeminence for it please the father that in him should all fullness dwell and having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself by him, I say, whether they be things in earth are things in heaven and you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet has he reconcile that's a wonderful this Jesus who declares the father.
This Jesus who dominates the future. This is Jesus who delivers the following reconciles God and man to see Christians and are just nicer people, not just people who will give intellectual assent to certain doctrinal thing. But you have to see the contrast what is Paul saying he's the one hand, and make it on the cross my time for man. The creature seen you have to get it in this context, Understand what is talking about PC set you up to tell you how great how awesome how mighty is Jesus speaks of the blood out of his crawl across the water meter precede every lamb. Every tree dies on the train but want to make the oceans and the fountains and the rivers and streams as I want to format son out in the space is one who is blistered by the noonday. So he is dying his dad and his deity are put together. Other people have, but friend it is his deity that makes his death meaningful and it is his that makes his deity in the two began when Jesus created the universe and see Peter with his word he said let me thousand versus writing from his fingertip, but when he said it took every drop of his blood have to do that very thing he does have a son. He died for you Peter Jennings. He's not the Jesus of some finger bumping philosopher. He's the son of God revealed in the pages of his holy war took my send your said I sent to the cross and then make peace with the blood of his cross hand on his cross.
He took sinful man with one hand God with the other hand, and reconcile me woman was dying. They did know she was.
She was in the hospital. Apart from friends and family.
They said get a minister minister came in, bent down and whispered in her ear. They say you dying have you made peace with God. She shook her head. They huddled a while and came back to the minister wanting to press the point so dear lady are dying, don't you think you need to make peace with God.
She shook her head again and the negative. The third time they sent me to make peace with God. She said no I don't. I am resting in the peace that Jesus is already me. I cannot make peace with God.
Jesus made peace with the blood of his cross. What we need to do is to enter into that piece by faith and trust the Lord Jesus. Now I come to the end of the message. What is the bottom line. Listen to it domestic that in all things he may have the preeminence question to you Betsy have preeminence in your life. Ellis a Fuller was one of our great preachers of yesterday. Ellis Fuller had a girl that he loved very much and wanted to marry. Let me tell you how he proposed to her.
He said to her, would you be willing to take second place in my life. Jesus is and always will be number one is Jesus Christ have the preeminence in your life. If not, what right do you have to call yourself a Christian that all things and everything should have preeminence.
Who is Jesus readies the Jesus of this you know the Jesus that Adrian Rogers was just talking about using number one in your life would you like to give him preeminence today. Pray something like this from your heart, O God in heaven. I know that I'm a sinner in there without you. I have no hope. But because of what Jesus did for me on the cross he died, he paid my sin debt and then rose again so that I might have a relationship with you that I might have new life. So right now, I put aside anything that I trusted in in my life.
My good works that good things I've done and I ask you to come in and change me from the inside out. I believe in Jesus and I believe in his sacrifice for me and I trust in him alone, from this day forward make me a new person. I pray and I believe you will in Jesus name, amen. If you pray that prayer just now, and you claim Jesus as Lord and Savior. We would love to celebrate with you at our firstname.lastname@example.org/radio and click the find God's love page to find answers there that you may need about your newfound faith.
We have a response section. Let us know what God has done in your life today welcome to God's forever family can't wait to hear from today you know Jesus who reveals the father rules the future reconciles the fallen making number one. Give him preeminence in your life. Thank you for studying God's word and be sure to tune in next time for more of Adrian Rogers online