PowerPoint - July 27, 2010
Stand up for the gospel
July 27, 2010
Therefore God has highly exalted him [Jesus] and bestowed on him the name that is above every name….
You and I live in a world where there are five major religions. There's Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism. And, of course, we can multiply these major religions by hundreds of lesser-known religions, cults, and sects.
Culture's elite like to tell us that all religions point to God. You may find it very confusing. You might even wonder, "Am I right, or am I just being exclusive in my attitude about religion? Am I arrogant to suggest that what I believe is the right way, the one way to heaven?"
But listen to what my good friend Ravi Zacharias wrote in his powerful book, Jesus Among Other Gods. He says, "All religions are not the same. All religions do not point to God. At the heart of every religion is an uncompromising commitment to a particular way of defining who God is or is not…. Every religion at its core is exclusive."
So when we as Christ followers declare that Jesus is the Lord, the Savior, and the Redeemer of the world, yes, we are making an exclusive statement! Jesus is not just "a" way to heaven; he is "the" way to heaven!
Be bold! It's vital that you hold fast to this essential truth of our faith! Jesus is the name "above every name."
JESUS IS NOT JUST "A" WAY TO HEAVEN; HE IS "THE" WAY TO HEAVEN!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham