Christ In You

I am thankful for all the pastors I work with at First Baptist Church. They are faithful and hard-working. They’re the very best, and they make me look good.

Today as Martha and I are taking some days off, Chris Kroll will be preaching in my absence. Chris is our youth pastor and leads that program very effectively. I have every confidence you will be fed wonderfully from God’s Word today.

Next week we will begin a new sermon series which will help prepare us for Easter.

I plan to do something somewhat different. I will look at the crucifixion of Jesus as it is described in the four gospels.  As I have studied and prepared for this series, I have been amazed at what I have seen. My prayer is that you will be similarly touched as we look at the cause for the hope we have in Christ.

This series will be different because it will be less sermon and more biblical examination. I hope you find this helpful as we look at the following passages:

March 4-5 Matthew 27:32-50

March 11-12 Matthew 27:51-56

March 18-19 Mark 15:22-39

March 25-26 Luke 23:32-43

April 1-2 Luke 23:44-56

April 8-9 John 19:23-30, The Lord’s Supper

Easter, April 15-16 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Jesus died to resolve our sin problem. He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). He died for us, the righteous for the unrighteous (1 Peter 3:18). His death is our life.

Christ in us is indeed our hope.

Each weekend, I write to the church where I serve. I try to give them “a little something extra” in terms of information and encouragement. This is my Lagniappe column for my church.

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  1. Lonnie Wascom
    Feb 26, 2017

    “In Christ.” About sums up the Christian life, doesn’t it?

  2. Sean Riecke
    Feb 26, 2017

    Chris did a great job today. His message of drawing close enough to Jesus to feel His heartbeat in others was very powerful. It is up to all of us, not just our pastors, to help carry the wonderful burden of sharing the gospel with those who are still in the darkness. Wonderful and much needed message.

    • Waylon
      Feb 27, 2017

      Thanks for the good word about Chris. I am blessed to work with a group of pastors who are genuine and hard working.

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