Theme verse: 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that almighty God decided to write His Word for us to read. He gave us the gift of His Word through men moved by the Holy Spirit. He has given us ALL that we needed.
Jesus is central to God’s plan. He told us before He left that there was more He wished to tell us. But He promised the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
This morning I would like to mostly read Scripture, and not make a lot of comment.
Paul here paints a very high and lofty position for Christ. Christ was before all things, brought all things to be, and is reconciling them to Himself.
I Corinthians 15:19-28
All of Christ’s work is for ALL of us, for ALL people, and because of the sins of ALL people.
ALL people are “of one blood”. Acts 17:24-26
Otis Yoder: “The problem of man is universal— but so is the solution”.
All power was given to Christ. He wants us to go into all the world and teach all things that He has commanded us.
ALL of us have gone astray like sheep.
I John 1:7 — There is an if here; We must continue in the light.
I John 1:9
II Corinthians 5:17
How is this redemption possible?
Mark 10:27 — ALL things are possible with God
2 Peter 3:9
We have a choice.
When Scripture says ALL it means ALL!
I Corinthians 12
Let us remember that in the body there is supposed to be oneness; Diversity in gifts, but oneness in Christ.
The oneness of Jesus and the Father is the same oneness that He desires for us.
Ephesians 3:20, 21