For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Luther Wanted Nothing But Christ!

"I want nothing but this Christ. He shall be a Treasure so great to me that everything else will seem dung to me. He shall be a Light so great to me that, having apprehended Him by faith, I do not care to know whether there is a law, sin, and any righteousness or unrighteousness in all the world. For what is everything in heaven and on earth compared with the Son of God, Jesus Christ, my Lord, who loved me and gave Himself for me?"

(Martin Luther, What Luther Says: An Anthology, comp. Ewald M. Plass (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1959), entry no. 4429, p. 1373.)

HT: Tolle Lege

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Give Me Jesus!

Fernando Ortega - "Give Me Jesus" from Adamson.TV on Vimeo.

Because Christ Is All; All Things Are Yours Believer!

Francis Turretin wrote:

God is ours by reason of the communication of goods. He cannot be our God without all things belonging to him becoming ours; and as all things belong to God, ours also are all things in heaven and on earth: "All things are yours," says Paul, "and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's" (1 Corinthians 3:21,23). Ours are God's creatures on the earth to serve us; the angels in heaven to guard us (heaven as our native land); the earth as a place of pilgrimage, the world as an inheritance given to us with Abraham (Romans 4:13). Thus all God's promises are ours - of the present life as well as of the future; and the goods of God are ours - of grace as well as of glory: "The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good things will he withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Psalm 84:11). A sun of all manner of blessing for the communication of good things; a shield of invincible protection for the repelling of evils, so that we may rightly infer with Paul that nothing can hurt us because God is for us ("If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31); and with David that we shall want nothing because God is our shepherd ("The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want," Psalm 23:1) - because he denies nothing to those who fear him, but grants all things liberally and blesses us with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). "Christ is all in all" in grace (Colossians 3:11); "God will be all in all" in glory (1 Corinthians 15:28); "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son" (Revelation 21:7).

Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, trans. George Musgrave Giger, ed. James T. Dennison Jr., vol. 2 (Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1994), 181.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Motto Upon Your Whole Ministry: Christ Is All!

Charles Bridges wrote:

The Missionary Eliot's word to young Ministers was - "Let there be much of Christ in your Ministry . . . Exhibit," said Mather to his Student and Pastor . . . "as much as you can of a glorious Christ: yea, let the motto upon your whole Ministry be - "Christ is All."

Let your Sermons be dyed in the blood of the Redeemer, was the strong language of a celebrated Divine. (Skelton)

"Persons," as Mr. Romaine once observed to a friend of the Writer, "wonder that we are always preaching Christ; but the truth is, that we have nothing else to preach about."

"Preach Christ," said a venerable Minister to a young brother. "I have," was the reply. "Then preach Him again. Be always on it. Let every thing be in connection with it."

From Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry (Carlisle: Banner of Truth, 2006), 240, note 2.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jesus Christ: The All in All God Man!

Revelation 1:7-8: Jesus is the ALMIGHTY.
Genesis 17:1: And the ALMIGHTY is God.

John 8:12: Jesus is the LIGHT.
Isaish 60:20; Psalm 27:1: And the LIGHT is God.

John 8:58: Jesus is the great I AM.
Exodus 3:14: And the great I AM is God.

Luke 21:33: Jesus' WORD stands foever.
Isaiah 40:8: And the WORD that stands forever is God's.

John 1:14: Jesus is the WORD.
John 1:1: And the WORD is God.

Acts 3:14: Jesus is the HOLY ONE.
Isaiah 43:15: And the HOLY ONE is God.

Mark 4:39: Jesus CALMED THE STORMING SEAS.
Psalm 65:7: And THE STORMING SEAS WERE CALMED by God.

John 8:24: Jesus is the I AM HE.
Isaiah 43:10: And the I AM HE is God.

Revelation 22:13: Jesus is the FIRST AND THE LAST.
Isaiah 44:6: And the FIRST AND THE LAST is God.

Revelation 22:13: Jesus is THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA.
Revelation 21:6: And THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA is God.

Revelation 22:13: Jesus is THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
Revelation 21:6: And THE BEGINNING AND THE END is God.

I Corinthians 10:4: Jesus is THE ROCK.
Psalm 18:31: And THE ROCK is God.

II Corinthians 11:2: Jesus is the ONE HUSBAND.
Jeremiah 31:32: And the ONE HUSBAND is God.

Matthew 23:8: Jesus is the ONE MASTER.
Malachi 1:6: And the ONE MASTER is God.

John 10:16: Jesus is the ONE SHEPHERD.
Psalm 23:1; Isaiah 40:11: And the ONE SHEPHERD is God.

Acts 4:12: Jesus is the ONE SAVIOR.
Isaiah 45:21: And the ONE SAVIOR is God.

Luke 1:68: Jesus is the ONE REDEEMER.
Isaiah 41:14: And the ONE REDEEMER is God.

Revelation 5:9: Jesus is THE WORTHY ONE.
Revelation 4:11: And THE WORHTY ONE is God.

Revelation 5:13: Jesus recieves GLORY AND HONOR AND POWER.
Revelation 4:11: And GLORY AND HONOR AND POWER are received by God.

John 20:28: Jesus is THE LORD AND GOD.
Genesis 14:22: And THE LORD AND GOD is God.

Matthew 2:11: Only Jesus must be WORSHIPED AND ADORED.
Matthew 4:10: And people must only WORSHIP AND ADORE God.

Isaiah 9:6: Jesus is THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR.
Isaiah 28:29: And He Who is WONERFUL IN COUNSEL is God.

Isaiah 9:6: Jesus is THE MIGHTY GOD.
Jeremiah 32:18: And THE MIGHTY GOD is God.

Isaiah 9:6: Jesus is EVERLASTING.
Psalm 90:2: And He Who is EVERLASTING is God.

Hebrews 1:8: Jesus' THRONE IS FOREVER AND EVER.
Psalm 45:6: And He Whose THRONE IS FOREVER AND EVER is God.

Hebrews 3:1-3: Jesus BUILT THE HOUSE.
Hebrews 3:4: And He Who BUILT ALL THINGS is God.

Romans 9:5: Jesus is THE GOD OVER ALL.
Ephesians 4:6: And THE GOD OVER ALL is God.

Titus 2:13: Jesus is THE GREAT GOD.
Psalm 95:3: And THE GREAT GOD is God.

Mark 1:1-3: Jesus had a WAY PREPARED for Him.
Isaiah 40:3: And a WAY WAS PREPARED for God.

1 Corinthians 1:30: Jesus is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jeremiah 23:6: And THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS is God.

Romans 10:13: Jesus is the name you MUST CALL ON TO BE SAVED.
Joel 2:32: And the name you MUST CALL ON TO BE SAVED is God.

Revelation 19:16; 1 Timothy 6:14: Jesus is THE LORD OF LORDS.
Deuteronomy 10:17: And THE LORD OF LORDS is God.

Philippians 2:10: To Jesus every knee MUST BOW.
Isaiah 45:23: And every knee MUST BOW to God.

Matthew 28:20: Jesus CAN BE PRESENT EVERYWHERE.
Psalm 139:7-10: And He Who CAN BE PRESENT EVERYWHERE is God.

Revelation 2:23: Jesus SEARCHES MINDS AND HEARTS and KNOWS ALL THINGS.
Psalm 139: And He Who SEARCHES MINDS AND HEARTS and KNOWS ALL THINGS is God.

Hebrews 13:8: Jesus is THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FORVER AND DOES NOT CHANGE.
Malachi 3:6: And He Who is THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FORVER AND DOES NOT CHANGE is God.

Colossians 2:9: In Jesus dwells THE FULLNESS OF DEITY bodily.
Deuteronomy 7:9: And THE FULLNESS OF DEITY dwells in God.

Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3: In Jesus ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER.
Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 119:90-91: And ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER in God.

Matthew 8:8-13: Jesus HEALED BY HIS WORD.
Psalm 107:20: And He Who HEALED BY HIS WORD is God.

Colossians 1:16: For and through Jesus ALL THINGS WERE CREATED.
Romans 11:36: And ALL THINGS CREATED are from, through, and to God.

Luke 7:48-49: Jesus FORGIVES SINS.
Psalm 103:2-3: And He Who FORGIVES SINS is God.

John 5:22: Jesus JUDGES EVERYONE.
Acts 17:30-31; Romans 2:2-3: And He Who JUDGES EVERYONE is God.

2 Corinthians 5:17: In Jesus, people are MADE NEW CREATIONS.
Revelation 21:5: And He Who MAKES ALL THINGS NEW is God.

John 1:3-10: Jesus is the ONE CREATOR.
Genesis 1:1: And the ONE CREATOR is God.

John 1:49: Jesus is the KING OF ISRAEL.
Isaiah 44:6: And the KING OF ISRAEL is God.

Philippians 3:3: Jesus must be everyone's ONLY BOAST.
Jeremiah 9:23-24: And everyone's ONLY BOAST must be in God.

Colossians 3:11: Jesus is THE ALL IN ALL.
1 Corinthians 15:28: And THE ALL IN ALL is God.

Many of these truths came from: http://www.ldolphin.org/Names.html