Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! We worshipped yesterday our great God, who has no equals and no rivals. We considered the wonderful mercy of our glorious Christ. With Matt Papa and Matt Boswell, we:
“Praise the Lord, His mercy is more.
Stronger than darkness, new ev’ry morn.
Our sins they are many; His mercy is more.
Then from John 11, we saw God works even through any who oppose His Kingdom to provide salvation to any and all who will believe. Jesus causes division when people refuse to believe. The solutions of those who oppose Jesus are to reduce Him to just some teacher or some good man or to seek to get rid of Jesus. But that will never work. We saw leaders seek to end the life of the innocent Jesus to save their political and religious influence and power. However, in spite of what they thought they had power to do, they could not take Jesus’ life from Him. Jesus’ life was not taken! Jesus’ life was freely given so we could be saved. God the Father sent the Son to die in our places so our sins could be forgiven. It was the loving Father’s gift to sinful man. Jesus, God the Son, then willingly laid down His life so our sins could be forgiven and so those who believe can receive eternal life, the life of being with God now and forever. Jesus, then, took His life up again and we raised to never die again. Jesus was stronger than sin, death, and the grave. And yes, Jesus is “mighty to save” any and all who will believe and embrace Him.
We will be observing the Lord’s Supper during our morning worship next Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church