Though we may think we control our own destiny, in Scripture we learn that Jesus is the true King and that we by nature rebel against Him. In this message, Alistair Begg helps us understand what it means to be transferred from the kingdom of darkness into God’s kingdom of light. With Jesus as our King, we have a new perspective that affects our thoughts and actions every day.
15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by6 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. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And 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. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
21And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation7 under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Who is Jesus? Can ordinary people understand His identity, or do you need a seminary education? In Jesus 101, Alistair Begg emphasizes that the search for the real Jesus must always lead us to the Scriptures. Only in the Bible do we meet the Man Who is God, the living Word Who is Prophet, Priest, and King; only there do we learn of the Lamb sacrificed to bring salvation to a lost and dying world, the majestic Ruler of a kingdom that will last for all eternity. When we have a solid biblical grasp of who the Savior is, and of what He accomplished on our behalf in His life and atoning death, our hearts are filled with awe and adoration at the mention of His name, “Jesus.”
|Jesus the Word||John 1:14|
|Jesus the God-Man||Hebrews 1:1-14|
|Jesus Our Substitute||Luke 22:39-46|
|Jesus Our Prophet||Hebrews 1:1-12|
|Jesus Our Priest||Hebrews 9:1-14|
|Jesus Our King||Colossians 1:15-23|
|See, Your King is Coming||John 12:12-19|