Who do you think you are?

April 24, 2020
Teacher: Gary Nock
 

Greetings Gracepoint Family,

In The Joyful Christian, C. S. Lewis writes, “We may note in passing that [Jesus] was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three effects: Hatred-Terror-Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild approval” (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1977, 72, 74).

What we think about Jesus is the most important thing about us. Secondly, who we think we are in light of Christ can lead to spiritual growth. In his letter to the Colossian Church, the Apostle Paul asserts the supremacy and preeminence of Jesus Christ to combat the spreading virus of false teaching. This letter is a letter of hope. If our priority is Christ then He is our fixed point of hope in life, especially in difficult times. In Colossians 1:9-14 the Apostle Paul prays for, and reminds believers who we are and calls for our continued spiritual growth. A growing life prioritizes knowing God’s will, produces a worthy walk, and is empowered by God’s grace. No “mild approval” here, but great “adoration.”

Thankful for you all and praying for our spiritual growth in these days.

How to listen to this week’s message:

  1. Websitehttp://www.gracepointephrata.org/fbc/
  2. Youtube: https://youtu.be/wxNYOAYytAU
  3. Facebook: (there’s a scheduled premiere for 10am Sunday): https://www.facebook.com/gracepointephrata/
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Grace and Peace,

Gary D. Nock

 

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