Jesus, God's Greatest Promise (9 of 14) by Fenton Moorhead

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PERSON OF CHRIST, Tape 9, *page 1*

PERSON OF CHRIST - 5-10-98

Tape Nine - Jesus, God's Greatest Promise

By Pastor Fenton Moorhead




... reaching after that to say, you know, thank you Lord.
If you'll take your outline this morning, we're going to look at who Jesus
Christ is again today, as God's Greatest Promise. He is God's promise to us, to meet
all of our needs. God did not promise to meet our needs in a religion, but in a
person, Himself, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
The scripture tells us, the witness is this, God has given us eternal life, and
this life is in His Son, "He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of
God does not have life."
So where Jesus is, there is life, and an abundance of life. Not necessarily the
abundance of the world, sometimes that is there, but even in it's absence there is an
abundant life, because of the presence of Christ.
There's an old story of a man that was very wealthy who was looking for
happiness, he was a merchant, and he traveled all over the world. And a person told
him, "Well find a man who is smiling and happy, and ask him for his shirt, and
therein you will discover the secret to happiness," for this very rich merchant was
not happy.

And in his travels one day, he found a man that he believed was genuinely
happy. And so he said, "Can I have your shirt, I'll pay you for it."
And the man laughed, because he had no shirt. Okay.
The man he found who was happy did not own a shirt.
I think in our society, we have attached wealth and happiness together, and
the scripture tells us, the first verse of scripture I called to your attention, it's not in
your outline, is Luke 12:15, Jesus said, "Beware, be on your guard against every
form of greed, for even when one has an abundance, his life does not consist of his
possessions."
Even if you have an abundance, your life will not consist of the abundance of yo ...


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