The Indispensable Words of Christ

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Did you hear the one about the indispensable secretary? A young executive was leaving the office at 6 p.m. when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in hand.

“Listen young man,” said the CEO, “this is very important, and my secretary has the holiday week off. Can you make this thing work?”

“Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the Start button.

“Excellent, excellent…” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”

For those bosses who think they know it all, this gag will show them who’s the real boss at the office. Good Day. (Source: Bits & Pieces)

When it comes to who is really indispensable, the person who comes to mind from a salvation perspective is Jesus Christ. In Acts 4:12, the Apostle Peter declared that only in the name of Jesus can we be saved: “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved,” (New American Standard Bible, NASB).

Since Jesus is indispensable, so are his words. Of the many verses in the Bible that refer to our Lord, there are at least eight in the New Testament that describe the characteristics of his words. In essence, his words are absolutely necessary for our salvation. For example, note how the words of Christ are….

Imperishable – Mark 13:31  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (NASB)

Gracious – Luke 4:22 “And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, ‘Is this not Joseph’s son?’” (NASB)

Authoritative – Luke 4:32 “…and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority.” (NASB)

Spirit – John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” (NASB)

Life-giving – John 6:68 “Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.’” (NASB)

Incomparable – John 7:46 “The officers answered, ‘Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.’” (NASB)

Judgment – John 12:48 “He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.” (NASB)

Divine – John 14:24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” (NASB) (Thompson Chain Reference Bible)

As you study these verses, you find how the indispensable words of Jesus are trustworthy, powerful, and essential. We can faithfully follow him knowing that his words are the source for truth, the foundation upon which we can build our lives. For he is, after all, the Son of God who reveals God’s Word in the flesh (John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:15-16).

Here are “10 Life Inspiring Quotes by Jesus Christ”: https://youtu.be/E2n-isRAtCI

Good News to YOU!
Pastor Michael

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