Jesus Christ - "In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge"
Colossians 2 vs 3
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Please note the above online services contain hymn singing recorded during services held before the coronavirus restrictions. Previous sermons are available here. May the Lord bless His Word to our souls.
I am sure we have all been impressed with the evidence of commitment and care in the medical profession during the Pandemic crisis. Care and commitment in a good cause reflect the character of our Maker, God, and numerous examples of this reflection have been demonstrated through the history of this world. Around 450BC a man named Nehemiah, a true believer in God, was instrumental in overseeing the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. God had given him leadership skills that motivated and encouraged the people in this great work.
However, in his commitment and care for the cause of the people of Jerusalem, Nehemiah met great opposition from the enemies of the people there. Opposition came with threats, slander, threatening letters, and deceit. But Nehemiah, in his commitment and care, trusted in God and responded by saying that he couldn’t come down from the walls as he was engaged in a great work.
This example can remind us of the greatest commitment and care and work evidenced here in this world, which was by the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. While He was hanging on the cross, His enemies taunted Him and said, ‘If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross’. Now even though He is the Son of God and could have commanded legions of angels to come to His aid, He was determined, in His Love, to obey His Father’s will and remain committed to the care of all sinners who put their trust in Him. So He didn’t come down from the cross, He remained, and suffered the eternal punishment for sinners who trust in Him, thus satisfying God’s perfect justice on their behalf. He died giving His life for sinners and His body was taken down reverently by a man called Joseph of Arimathea and laid in a tomb he owned, awaiting His resurrection on the third day.
Now because Jesus, in His care to save sinners, remained committed to be our Saviour, and continued in His work on the cross until He was able to say, ‘It is finished’, there is salvation for us today. What a blessing that He did not come down from the cross when taunted to do so but remained committed, in a crisis, to the care of needy sinners. Because of the commitment of the Lord Jesus, there remains hope today for all those who repent of their sin and have faith in Him, to be right with God and be on the pathway to heaven.
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