September 24, 2017
This morning we conclude our series on Pursuing Greatness, with a focus on the greatness of Christ’s victory. His resurrection from the dead really does change everything: Our past, present and future! In a world that seems increasingly chaotic and confused, it is good to have certainty. If you’ve yet to truly experience the life-changing impact of a relationship with Christ, let me encourage you to be open to this morning’s teaching.
I was thinking earlier this week about the most important interview I was ever a part of. It was 13 years ago, and I was interviewing a surgeon who was a candidate to do open heart surgery on my wife. After explaining the procedure of deflating her lung, rerouting blood flow, stopping her heart, cutting her chest, accessing her valve, and making the repair, my first question was: “Would the fix last?” His response was “it would be fixed forever”. (He got the job!)
When Christ, who is the physician of our soul, fixes our heart, it is fixed forever. And not just in this life, but in the life to come. Jesus said: I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). His healing, hope, and victory truly are great!