BE IN CHRIST: JESUS CENTRED
Message by Josh Mutter – January 19, 2023
Big Idea: We are Jesus centred because Jesus gives us the full picture of God and God’s will
Hebrews 1:1-3 NIV In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Through Jesus, God has made himself known.
When we encounter Jesus, we are encountering God.
In Jesus we see the perfect picture of who God is and what He is about.
Application 1: We focus on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Application 2: Jesus is the lens we use to understand the rest of scripture.
“When we want to know what Scripture says about a certain matter, we go first to the words, example and spirit of Jesus. We may go to other Scriptures for further background and understanding, but our primary guidance comes from Jesus. When we encounter difficult passages…we interpret them through the spirit and nature of Jesus by asking “What would Jesus say?” or “How would Jesus handle this situation?” – Anabaptist Essentials by Palmer Becker
Josh has been our lead pastor since 2018 and is passionate about helping people discover what it means to follow Jesus in our daily lives. Josh is married to Michelle and together they have two boys and a dog named Zeke. When not engaged in ministry, Josh can be found puttering around the house (summer time outdoors is his favourite), playing with his kids or out on a run.
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