THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY
By Robert Roosendaal
Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:9,1:15-19
Our brother in Christ, Peter Deyneka, Jr., promoter of missions in communist countries, relates a revealing encounter with his cab driver upon requesting transportation to the Museum of Atheism in Moscow. "Why," the driver queried "Are you an Atheist?" Confessing his own experience of emptiness of life under an atheistic regime, he eventually begged: "Tell me ... what do I need?" Pastor Deyneka became instrumental in ministering to his spiritual well-being.
In their tragic drift from God, Americans are turning more and more to substitutes: materialism, pleasure, worship of science, drugs and immorality. The terrible frustration of sin creates a dangerous void.
Relative to our glorious Lord we may rejoice in the fullness of His glorified Person and the fullness of blessing He imparts (Colossians 1:9; 2:3; 2:19). John presents it so beautifully: "And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1 :16, 17). The gifts in Ephesians were given: "For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12,13)·
The church, which is His Body, is "The fullness of Him that filleth all in all" (Ephesians 1:23). In contrast to the void of our sin-sick world, the child of God has been "blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ" Ephesians 1:3).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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