The Holy Spirit Throughout History #19: "The Spirit of Christ" -- Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah. . .

God has led me to write a message today titled “Christ Makes Sense.”

  • It is based on the Holy Spirit’s work through prophecy, as well as the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives today, and the Spirit’s role in our future.
  • It is also based on that phrase God has given me just in the last few years - to share with people (Christians and unbelievers alike) about reality and the meaning of life.
    • It’s not enough to even simply say “Nothing else makes sense.” 
    • It is much more accurate to simply say “Christ Makes Sense.”
      • Yes, life involves
        • Faith
        • Suffering
        • Sacrifice
        • Heartache
        • Confusion
        • Frustration
        • Dealing with death around us
        • The suffering of loved ones is often harder than our own suffering
        • Why them, Lord? Where are you? 
        • Times of wandering
        • Times of questioning
        • Times of great trial and great loss
        • And in that - often DOUBT.
        • Not for everyone - but for many Christians, doubt still creeps in.
    • You and I have different lives, but we experience everything I just mentioned in this fallen, sinful world.
      • But in all of that, we are given this Truth (Bible) that every thinking person ever born has put to the test, and with every life, God passes that test.
        • I intend to show you the tests that man has put to God - about Him and about Truth - and to reveal that God’s way is and always will be the ONLY way to live.

You might ask, “Why ‘CHRIST’ makes sense?” and not “The Bible” or “God’s Truth” or…

  • Because the Bible says EVERYTHING is about Christ.
  • Coloosians 1 says (15) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (16) For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (17) And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (18) And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (19) For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, (20) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.