Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

In Jesus, God Fully Dwells

June 30, 2018

Message Summary: Jesus is the firstborn of all creation; and in Him, all the fullness of Deity lives in bodily form. These statements, from Paul to the Colossians in Colossians 1:15, “He {Jesus} is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." form the crux of Christianity. In Jesus, God fully dwells. Again, in Colossians 2:9-10, Paul reminds us of Jesus’ ultimate Deity: “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.". This position, of Jesus’ Deity, is quite different from the teachings of Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, the New Age, or the Universalist. God expects our faith and belief in Jesus’ Deity in return for God’s forgiveness that results from Jesus’ sacrificial Crucifixion and Resurrection and God’s Grace.

 

Today’s Affirmation: I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ,  I will not be ashamed of the GospelI will not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (including me). (From Romans 1:16),

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Facing Difficult Circumstances”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video – The Promise of Belief (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV)Colossians 2:9-10; Proverbs 8:27; John 1:1-5; Psalms 9:1-20.