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Topic: Following Jesus
Hebrews 1:2-3a GW In these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. God made his Son responsible for everything. His Son is the one through whom God made the universe. His Son is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of God's being. He holds everything together through his powerful words.
Jesus is not a pet who does tricks for some reward (like "If you..I will."), a genie who grants wishes at our command, or a friend who comforts and advises during times of pain, hurt and struggle but with no real power to change the situation.
Jesus isn't just a good man or an icon of a faith.
Jesus is fully God. He not only created the universe, but holds it together simply by His word. With a word, everything can change from the world to our petty problems. To a being who has that much power at His command, all of earth is petty and small.
But Jesus isn't some made up deity (though many seek--wrongly--to remake Him into something more manageable). He is real, powerful and He cares about you and me. Cared enough to leave His power, become a man, enter our world, sacrificing His life for our, often foolish lives. He conquered death itself that if we acknowledge Jesus for who He truly is—Lord God, Savior--He takes up residence with us that we might know Him and the power of His resurrection within.
The great, powerful being offers life and hope to all who bow. He is God. I am not. How can I not come to Him?