The View From 1776
Monday, December 08, 2008
Jesus is God, the Creator of all seen and unseen, endowed with all power and authority over the universe.
Pastor Dan Gardner, in Sunday’s sermon at the Cohocton, New York, Assembly of God, focused our thoughts upon Jesus Christ as the center of the Christmas celebration.
Jesus is not, as ethical culturalists say, just a good man and a great moral teacher. Nor is he the ignorant superstition of deluded minds, as atheists assert.
Jesus is God; He is eternal; He created everything; He is the author of all life; He is the enlightener of mankind; and through Him we are all children of God, with fellowship in the family of His universal church. There can be nothing else as important this Christmas as worshipping Him, through whom all out blessings come.
The principal text for Pastor Gardner’s sermon was John 1:1-13.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God