He Took My Place
One day, a man went to visit a church. He arrived early, parked his car, and got out. Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him, "I always park there. You took my place!"
The visitor went inside for Sunday school, found an empty seat, and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!" The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.
After Sunday school, the visitor went into the church sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit. You took my place!" The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still said nothing.
Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?"
The visitor replied, "I took your place."
I. THE SUPERIOR PERSON
Notice the little word "He" what a Person He is, the Son of God unequalled! He is not "a son" of God but He is the Son of God. His Father declared this when He said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," and again-
"This is my beloved Son hear ye Him."
His enemies said, "Truly this was the Son of God." He was equal with the Father in purpose, in passion and in power.
"I and My father are one.
There has never a time when he was not. Jesus said, "Before Abraham I am." Not I was. Not I will be. Not I used to be. Not I can BE. But I am, always I am. John said in John 1:11 "IN the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God.
Jesus was in the beginning. Jesus was from the beginning. Jesus was in the beginning. Jesus was present before creation and Jesus was present during creation.
Jesus is the Superior Person. He was and is co-equal with Go ...
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