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Without seeing… forget it. p2

March 3, 2010

So I just left off the first part of this little series with saying that without someone seeing God or Christ there is no real change. And actually there is no such thing as positive (lasting) peer pressure. It is only people leading blind people in an action that they don’t understand.

So I go back to my point that there is no change without seeing God, without seeing Christ. And then I would say that there is not change that actually takes place without Christ working in you to do it.

So how do we see God? How do we show people in our churches Christ? Do we show them through teaching moral modification? Or asking them to serve more in hopes that they will see Jesus touch someone through service? No and no.

We show people God through Jesus Christ, who is the visible form of and invisible God.

Colossians 1:15-20  The Supremacy of Christ

15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He 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 and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

We teach Christ and His work on the cross. It is all we can do. Teaching any other way to change is setting people up for failure. Do we really want our people to change and be more like Christ? Then we will preach the Gospel. Do we really want a response in worship? Then preach the Gospel. Do we want people to serve? Then preach the Gospel.

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