GOD

Identity in Christ

198 identifies in ChristMost who are over 50 years old will remember Nikita Khrushchev. He was a colorful, stormy character who, as a leader of the former Soviet Union, slammed his shoe on the lectern when speaking to the United Nations General Assembly. He was also known for his explanation that the first man in space, the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, "flew into space, but saw no god there." As far as Gagarin himself is concerned, there is no record that he has ever made such a statement. But Khrushchev was right, but not for the reasons he had in mind.

For the Bible itself tells us that no man has ever seen God except one, God's own Son Jesus. In John we read: "No one has ever seen God; the firstborn, who is God and is in the Father's lap, has proclaimed him "...

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Where does Jesus live?

165 where lives jesusWe worship a resurrected Redeemer. That means that Jesus lives. But where does he live? Does he have a house? Maybe he lives down the street - as the volunteer in the homeless shelter. Maybe he lives in the big house on the corner with foster children. Maybe he also lives in your house - as the one who mowed the neighbor's lawn when he was sick. Jesus could even wear your clothes, as you did when you helped a woman whose car had been left on the highway.

Yes, Jesus is alive and he lives in everyone who has accepted him as Savior and Lord. Paul said he was crucified with Christ. That's why he could say, "And yet I live; but not me anymore, but Christ lives in me. What I now live in the flesh, I live in faith in the Son of God, who loved me and made himself for me ...

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God is ...

372 god isIf you could ask God a question; which one would it be? Maybe a "big one": according to your determination of being? Why do people have to suffer? Or a "small", yet urgent: What happened to my dog, who ran away when I was ten? What if I married my childhood sweetheart? Why did God make the sky blue? Or maybe you just wanted to ask him, "Who are you?" or "What are you?" or "What do you want?" The answer would probably answer the other questions for the most part. Who and what God is and what he wants are basic questions about his nature, his nature. Everything else is determined by her: why the universe is as it is; who we are as human beings; why our life is how it is and how we should shape it. Urrätsel, which probably every human has ever thought. We can…

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