Friday, August 24, 2012

Do Not Assume Christ is in the Church! Pastor Paul

When most of us hear the word Church we think of Jesus Christ.
We assume that Christ is the centerpiece of the Church.
He is the Head.  He is the Lord. He is the Savior.  That is our assumption.
But we assume wrong. Not all Church's view Jesus Christ the way we do.
This Blog is not about what everybody else thinks about Jesus Christ... 
It is about who we at NorthPoint believe Jesus Christ to be.

We believe Jesus is God,
He was with God at Creation,
He is the creative Word,
He was born of a virgin,
Lived a sinless life,
Taught God's truth,
Healed the sick,
Raised the dead,
Ruled the waves,
Died for our sins,
Pillaged hell,
Rose on the third day,
Appeared to His followers,
Returned to His Father,
Intercedes for us,
Is coming back to get us,
And will rule everything eternally!

It is pretty simple and straightforward...
He is the Alpha and the Omega,
The beginning and the end,
He is the bright and Morning Star,
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
Prince of Peace,
Mighty God!

In the words of St. Paul...   Colossians 1:15-20 (NLT)
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,  
for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.
He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

To say it simply,
He is the Head,
we are His body.

The game is follow the leader,
we are His followers,
Jesus Christ is our leader!

Pastor Poppie Paul

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