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Committed to Serve – Part 3

September 30, 2009

Let’s ask this question today – How committed do you think Jesus is to you? Is He kind of committed to you? Is He very committed to you? Extremely committed? Completely committed to you? Yes. Yes. And yes.

Now, how committed are you to Jesus’ church? Are you very committed? Extremely? Completely?

This past Sunday the sermon was on the life of Ruth. When the last pages of the Bible are written, God ends up using Ruth’s family to play an important role in the ancestry of Jesus. Also in Ruth, we see the parallel between her working in her master’s field (Boaz), and us working diligently in our Master’s field. Boaz redeems Ruth to be his bride and we can see the analogy here as well that we are the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5, Revelation 19:7).

This is truth, and is vital in the Bible, but I don’t want to over emphasis what happens in Ruth 4 to what happens in Ruth 1. There’s no Ruth 4 without Ruth 1, and the thrust of Ruth 1 is commitment. In Ruth 1, Naomi tells Ruth to return back home after both have been widowed. Ruth refuses to leave Naomi alone, stays with her in Naomi’s hometown and God ends up blessing Ruth profusely.

It’s a beautiful thing when the story of the Bible and the story of your life seem to come together. It’s apparent to me that if I have a commitment to the church like Ruth did to Naomi, or that Christ does to me, that God would bless my efforts profusely.

I guess it comes down to this: How committed are you to being Jesus to others? Kind of, very, extremely, or completely? We want you to know that you a part of a church that is completely committed to Christ, and that commitment doesn’t find itself on the bench of life. Go serve and watch God move.


September 30, 2009 Posted by | Zach | , | Leave a comment

9/30 John 1-3

John 1 starts with some very familiar verses:

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.

Jesus is the Word and he was with God in the beginning.

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Nothing that exists would exist without the involvement of Jesus.  This is an interesting verse.  If God spoke the world into existence and if Jesus is the Word and if through him all things were made, then what could we infer from this combination?

4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

Jesus is the source of life.  He is the light that we all look for when death and darkness overtake us.

5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Jesus is the light, but those in the darkness like it there.  Shining light on them reveals too much about them.

9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

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