SEEING JESUS AS HE REALLY IS
The Image of the Invisible God
Jesus Christ is the gravitational epicentre of the Christian walk of faith. Christians can find all that they need in him.
There are other things that often can distract us though; they seem like wisdom, and they promise the same thing that Jesus does; offering an easier route. But, as Paul says, if they are not Christ, they are not Christianity. Jesus is both the cosmic king of the universe and the one who was executed on a pagan cross. He is the only one in whom we can find all the fullness that we desire. To not set your eyes on him is to miss the point altogether.
Therefore, we need to see him as he really is: the great cosmic King and the suffering servant—the firstborn of all creation, the one with the body of flesh that died on the cross, the one who encourages us, the one who knits us together in love, the one who gives us full assurance, and the one in whom we find the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. He is the one who helps us resist the temptations and indulgences of the flesh. He is the one who gives us a new identity, and helps us remove the old self. His very existence changes the way that we interact and treat one another. Seeing Jesus as he really is, is the greatest blessing that we could hope for. We are called to behold the countenance of Jesus Christ; the Great King who willingly died on an enemies cross to reconcile his enemies to the Father.
Resources for this series:
Due to technical difficulties, we were unfortunately unable to record the sermon on week number six in our Seeing Jesus series. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Due to technical difficulties, we were unfortunately unable to record the sermon on week number ten in our Seeing Jesus series. We apologise for any inconvenience, and because it was a really great sermon!