Monday, March 6, 2017

Jesus completes me

What we have to come to understand is that His story and your story and mine must intersect.  There is a point where they come together, become one and flow simultaneously through all that we know and all that we do.  If we understand it well enough, His story actually becomes your story.  That is a great thing.

I have said and have heard others say this simple phrase, “You complete me.”  That is today’s sermon title.  And my God, my Savior completes me.  That is a big deal.

Come to know Christ.  Let His words and truth sink deep inside.  That is why we let these stories come together.  His story completes my story.

The word complete has come to mean a lot to me.  It deals with thoughts of maturity.  Take it in another direction before something comes to be maturity.  It is lacking or not complete. 

Without Christ we are not complete.  Have you seen a person that seemed to be immature?  Their words and actions were a billboard if you will of ‘look at me and I need to grow up’.  Maybe, just maybe, that is your life or my life.  We need God to complete us.

We are lost without Him and His work in our lives.  This passage points in the direction of understanding the purpose of His story.  In finding His purpose and learning His story we will find our own story.

Matthew 19:21  NASB
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Some choose roads that Jesus didn’t set up for us thinking that they will get us in to the right place with God.  Many try religion rather than a relationship thinking that will complete them.  It is not so.  He completes us when our relationship with Jesus is close and clear.

Colossians 1:28  NASB
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

One example of this is Abraham.  He was made complete the same way we are made complete by God.  Faith is the step paved by God to fill in the gaps we have.  Faith is also the glue that holds us close and allows for the choices that will allow us go even further.

James 2:22  NIV
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

Plain and simply.  Christ completes us.  Nothing else is needed.  This is what God supplies and what we must trust!

Colossians 1:17  NIV
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

John 17:23  NIV
I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

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