What's He Doing Sitting There?
Over 100 years ago, perhaps, without question, the greatest preacher since the New Testament, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, approached his pulpit, opened his Bible to this same text, and said, "I have nothing to do, tonight, but to preach Jesus Christ!" 1
I must admit unto you, as well, that my only intention, through this message, is to preach the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, as you study the pages of God's Word, the Lord Jesus is a topic you cannot evade, a type you cannot excuse, and a truth you cannot escape. He is revealed, as the old country preacher used to say, "From kiver to kiver!" Now, that may not be good grammar, but that is exactly what you find as you study the Word of God. It's interesting to me, that so many Christians know so little about their Savior. They shout, stand, serve, and speak about Him, without ever truly knowing who He is, what He is, and where He is. You see, God so orchestrated, and inspired the Scripture so that Jesus might be shown, and God sent the Spirit so that Jesus might be known. Thus, through the aid of the divine, we see that Jesus was different, Jesus was distinct, and Jesus was dissimilar from anyone who ever lived. As a matter of fact, in all of human history, there has never been anyone like the Lord Jesus!
An anonymous author gave us, what I believe to be a glorious, and wonderful description of our Savior, years ago, when he wrote:
"More than 1900 years ago, there was a man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. Only once did he cross the boundary of the country in which he lived; that was during his exile in childhood. In infancy, he startled the king; in childhood he puzzled the doctors; in manhood he ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if on pavement, and hushed the sea to sleep. He never wrote a book, and yet all of the libraries ...
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