411-logo2Colossians 1:15-20 15 says:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”

This passage and its surrounding verses are some of the most important verses in all of Scripture. Last night at Foureleven week looked at Colossians 1:13-23 to focus in on why we do what we do. As we move toward an event next week that will hopefully position us to tell many students about Jesus and as we prepare to begin a series after that about what God says about relationships and sexual purity, I think it is vital that we stay Christ centered. What good is an event if Jesus is not at the center of it? We want to reach students in Etowah County for the glory of Jesus because He is worthy of the worship of every single student in this area and the entire world.

As we move into a series on relationships and sexual purity we don’t want to simply proclaim Christ-less morality. We want to see God awaken a group of students whose moral fiber flows from a heart that has been transformed by the grace of Christ Jesus so that they want to live for His glory.

So last night we reminded ourselves that everything we do is all about Jesus. Church is about Jesus. The Christian life is about Jesus. Everything we do should be for His glory. I hope you will join with me in praying for many students to come to faith in Christ Jesus at MeadowBrook on September 2nd. Lost students need to be rescued from a Christ-less eternity and Jesus is worthy of their worship.

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