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Jesus—The One and Only

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Sermon shared by Adrian Rogers

June 2011
Summary: A classic sermon by Adrian Rogers about what only Jesus can do for us and for the world.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
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them have a positive charge. And, we know that positive charges normally deflect and resist one another, but these seem to cohere. These seem to hang together. Sir, can you tell me why the nucleus of the atom does not disintegrate?” The chauffeur said, “I have traveled for a long time. I’ve been to many universities, but that, beyond the doubt— beyond any doubt—is the dumbest, most stupid question I have ever heard. I can’t understand how you even got in to this university.” He said, “Even my chauffeur could answer that question.” He brought his chauffeur up to answer the question. Friend, I want you to know that chauffeur and that learned doctor—neither one can answer that question.

What keeps the whole thing from flying apart? I can answer it. His name is Jesus. Friend, He is the glue of the galaxies. He’s the One who holds it all together. Now, listen. It was all made by Him; it is all controlled. He is the Creator. He is the Preserver.

C. Jesus is the Purpose of All Creation

And, friend, He is the purpose of all creation. Look in verse 16 now—the last part: “All things were created by him, and for him” (Colossians 1:16). What’s this world coming to? It’s coming to Jesus. What’s this universe coming to? It is coming to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now, the eastern religions have come into America, and the eastern religions teach that life is cyclical; that is, it goes around in a cycle. And so, they believe in reincarnation—that you keep getting born until you get it right. You just go round, and around, and around. Now, if your karma is good, you may make progress. If your karma is bad, you may not make progress. So, if you’ve been a bad boy, you may come back as a roach. Or, maybe a little higher—you may come back as a cow. That’s the reason they won’t eat meat—they think they’re eating their grandmother, maybe. And so, that’s what they believe—that life is cyclical.

No, that’s not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that life is linear, that history is linear, that we’re moving toward a climax. And, I believe we’re getting close to the climax of history, where Jesus Christ is crowned King of kings and Lord of lords, and I can hardly wait. We are moving toward that. It was all made by Him, and it was all made for Him. It is controlled by the Lord Jesus Christ.

III. Jesus Alone Reconciles the Lost

Well, let’s come to the third thing about our solitary Savior, the one and only Jesus Christ. Friend, Jesus alone reveals the Father. Jesus alone rules the universe. And, I’m going to tell you something else about Him: Jesus alone reconciles the lost. Jesus alone reconciles the lost—no other way to be saved. Look, if you will, in verse 20 of this wonderful chapter here: “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him”—Jesus—”to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” And, let’s go to verse 21: “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled”

(Colossians 1:20–21). O, Hallelujah! Glory to God! This One who created it all; this
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