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COMPLETE IN HIM! (4 of 16)
It's All About Him!
1. There was a medical missionary in China. Whenever someone came to him for treatment he would always tell them the story of Jesus. One morning, before the clinic doors were opened, there came to the missionary an old woman stooped with age. He could tell by the dust on her feet and clothing that she had come a long way. That morning he treated her and as always, told her about Jesus. The medical missionary said,
"As the rose opens to receive the rays of the noon day sun, so her heart opened to receive the Savior. Her tears made little rivulets down her dusty cheeks as she opened her heart to Jesus."
3. Several weeks later, there was a knock at the missionary's door. When he opened the door, he found the same old woman that had come to him several weeks before. She said, "Sir, He has saved me and I know He lives in my heart. He has made my life so happy! But sir, I have forgotten His name. Could you please tell me his name again?" The missionary repeated over and over again the name, "Jesus," and each time the little old lady echoed that name, "Jesus."
3. Lela Long heard the story and wrote:
There have been names that I loved to hear,
But never has there been a name so dear
To this heart of mine, as the name divine,
The precious, precious, name of Jesus.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And he's just the same, as His lovely name.
And that's the reason why I love Him so,
For Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
4. In a 2001 Gallup poll Americans were asked "who do you think Jesus is."
70% of those interviewed said Jesus was not just another man.
42% stated Jesus was God among men.
27% felt Jesus was only human but divinely called.
9% states Jesus was divine because he embodied the best of humanity.
5. As one studies the pages of the Word of God there is only one conclusion that can be drawn: it is a Book that is all about Him! Many contend that the Bible is only a book of history. While that is the truth, that is not the whole truth. It is a book of history, because it is HIS-story! It's all about Him!
6. As we continue our study through Colossians, the apostle Paul leaves no doubt as the supremacy, and deity of Christ. You will remember that last week we examined what Christ has done for us; however, this week, we are examining who Christ is to us. We see His person, His power, His performance, His position, His preeminence, and His preciousness.
7. John Newton was a rough, dirty sailor with a foul mouth and an appetite for rotten living. He hated life and life hated him. He was captain of a slave ship. Then someone placed in his hands a copy of Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. He also had the gift of a good mother who told him about the Savior when he was young. And then he was saved. He went all over England sharing his faith. Well past his "retirement" age, he had to have an assistant stand in th ...
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