“All the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9
The ability to package immense Bible truths within a very few words was a gift given Paul by the Holy Spirit. And probably no greater example is found than this statement that in Christ dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. At this season when many focus on the birth of Christ, how few grasp even a little of the magnitude of the miracle that occurred when “the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Paul prayed elsewhere “that I may know him.” This was towards the end a life spent in the service of Christ, yet he still desired to know Christ. We are faced with the reality that there are some things of Christ we know. There are other things that we ought to know, that are revealed in His holy Word. And there are still other things about the Son of God that we will never know, as it would take the divine attribute of omniscience to understand fully the being of God.
God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. All that God is, is somehow miraculously funnelled down into that earthly body. The One with whom we have to do is not therefore merely a man, a good man, or even a prophet, but He is the God-Man. He is perfect God and perfect Man. And He alone can save.
His life is infinitely holy. His justice is infinitely right. His Word is infinitely true. His wisdom to understand our need is infinite. His power to save is infinite. His goodness towards them that love Him is also infinite. When remembering the Babe in Bethlehem, let us not forget the Sovereign on the throne.
Quote: “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the Incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.” – Charles Wesley
To give our Sunday school teachers a break, there will be no Sunday school on December 26th and January 2nd. Also, there will be no Bible study on December 29th. We hope you have a wonderful time with your family during the Christmas season.
Sunday, January 2nd
No Sunday school due to Christmas break.
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship
– Rev. Goligher
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship
– Rev. Goligher
Wednesday, January 5th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
– Pastor Saunders
The Shorter Catechism
Q86: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A: Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace1, whereby we receive2 and rest upon him alone for salvation3, as he is offered to us in the gospel4.
1. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:39).
2. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. (John 1:12).
3. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. (Philippians 3:9).
4. For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. (Isaiah 33:22).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q41: Whom did God send to deliver theIsraelites?
A: Moses, who, when a child was laid in an ark of bulrushes, and saved by Pharaoh’s daughter.