We continue to look at John’s description of Jesus according to Revelation. Jesus is the Son of God (Rev. 2:18); the one who searches hearts and minds (Rev. 2:23); the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars (Rev. 3:1); the one who is holy and true and who has the key of David (Rev. 3:7); the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation (Rev. 4:14); the Lord, who is worthy to receive glory and honor and power (Rev. 4:11); the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Root of David (Rev. 5:5); the Lamb that has been slain (Rev. 5:6-7); the Lamb who lives (Rev. 5:8-9); the Lord of lords and King of kings (Rev. 17:14; 19:16); the just Judge who is Faithful and True and the warrior on the white horse (Rev. 19:11); the Word of God (Rev. 19:13-16); the Lord, the God who inspires the prophets (Rev. 22:6); the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13); and the Bright and Morning Star (Rev. 22:16).
These names represent Jesus as the promised Messiah, the one who died and was raised to life again to defeat death. He is a loving and powerful God who loves his people yesterday, today, and forever. This same Jesus takes residence in the believer. We have a powerhouse packed inside of us who always spills out wherever we go. Praise his Holy Name!!!
We just announced some exciting news about our new youth pastor. His first Sunday will be onSeptember 10. This Sunday we will have an insert about he and his family in our worship folder. We have some exciting things happening at the Naz.
May you live out Jesus today in all of your endeavors today. I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday and then having a great Picnic on the Lawn at 5:30pm. There will be lots of games and activities, and most of all, new friends to meet.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene