Sunday Evening, April 10, 2016

Christ is Above All in Power and Authority

 
Matthew 28:16-20 ~ “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
 
Jesus’ power or authority is a given power. It is given by God, and it is given for one reason: to exalt Christ above and over all.
 
Philippians 2:9 ~ “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
 
Jesus’ power is above and over all that is in heave and in earth. His authority is over all the universe.
 
The Lord’s authority includes the power to:
 * rule and reign
 * govern and direct
 * forgive sins, judge, receive and reject men
 
In Matthew 28:20, Christ says “I am with you.” Christ is with us ….
 * Every step
 * Every decision
 * Every trial
 * Every joy
 * Every day
 * Every hour
 * Every sorrow
 * When without
 * When poor
 * When having nothing
 * When having plenty
 * When abused
 * When facing death
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}

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