The Diverse Excellencies of Christ

As we enter the season when we are thinking and talking a lot about what the coming of Jesus means and why we celebrate Christmas, reading who Jesus is should bring about humble joy, worship and thankfulness.

From John Piper’s 2008 Together 4 the Gospel Conference message titled “How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice”. Christ is supreme because:

He is God’s final revelation

He is the heir of all things

He is the creator of the world

He is the radiance of God’s glory

He is the exact imprint of God’s nature

He upholds the universe by the word of His power

He made purification for sins

He sits at the right hand of the Majesty

He is God enthroned forever with the scepter of uprightness

He is worshiped by angels

His rule will have no end

His joy is above all other things in the universe

He took on human flesh

He was crowned with glory and honor because of his suffering

He was the founder of our salvation

He was made perfect in all of his obedience by his suffering

He destroyed the one who had the power of death

He delivered us from the bondage of fear

He is a merciful and faithful high priest

He made propitiation for sins

He is sympathetic because of His own trials

He never sinned

He offered up loud cries and tears with reverent fear and God heard him

He became the source of eternal salvation

He holds His priesthood by virtue of an indestructible life

He appears in the presence of God on our behalf

He will come a second time to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him

He is the same yesterday, today, and forever

via The Gospel-Driven Church: The Diverse Excellencies of Christ.

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