Today, we finish up a study of the “Life of Christ” in the auditorium. Actually we could continue another 13 weeks very easily, because a study of the Life of Christ is on going in the life of a Christian. We want to know all about His life from very angle. His life gives us hope, inspires us, lifts us up. Sometimes in a study of the Life of Christ, we go through a certain amount of depression because of the nature of the study…looking at His birth is joyful, and looking at His trial and death is sad…but looking at His resurrection excites us and gives us hope. Every church should study the Life of Christ every few years. I don’t ever want to forget what happened to purchase my freedom in Christ. So very thankful for the “Lord’s Supper” that draws us back in memory every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7).
Because we have studied the Life of Christ, we are reminded of God’s Extreme Love for us (John 3:16), reminded of a Life of Service during the earthly ministry of Jesus, reminded that He is Lord of our life (Matt.7:21), reminded that we are blessed in countless ways (Matt.5), reminded that we are not to worry (Matt.6), not to judge (Matt.7), reminded that He gives us rest and that his yoke is easy (Matt.11), reminded not to act like Scribes and Pharisees of old, reminded of how so very important the church is (Matt.13 & 16), reminded that the Lord will return at an hour we know not, reminded that we should use our talents wisely, reminded that our service to and for the Lord is something that comes natural because of who we are (Matt.25), reminded of the Lord’s desire that we remember his death every first day of the week (Matt.26), reminded that He died for you and me and wants me to go everywhere preaching the good news (Matt.28), and that He has promised to be with us to the end!