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Summary: A message concerning the physical proof of Colossians 1:17, when it says, "In Him, all things are held together.’

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TODAY’S MESSAGE IS A BIT DIFFERENT

· · It is not so much a lesson on Scripture

· · But on the concept of God’s love for us

I WILL SHOW YOU

· · Irrefutable scientific details

· · That has only been revealed in recent years,

· · And they show what God has done for us

LET’S START WITH GLUE

· · There are many kinds

· · Some glues are stronger than others,

· · But all fail at some point of stress

IS THERE ANY KIND OF GLUE

· · That holds together no matter what ?

· · No man-made glue holds that good

BUT THERE IS ONE KIND

· · That holds no matter what

· · But it isn’t made by man

· · It is made by God

TURN TO COLOSSIANS 1

· · We will come back to that momentarily.

A WOMAN IN WEST VIRGINIA

· · Had some personal experience with glue.

· · She had a blister on the heel of her foot

· · So she put some super-glue on the blister

AND THEN, SHE SAT DOWN AT HER KITCHEN TABLE

· · To have a cup of coffee with a neighbor.

· · While she sat there, the glue ran down her foot

· And stuck her foot to the floor.

SHE ENDED UP HAVING TO CALL 9-1-1

· The glue was strong, but it wasn’t strong enough.

· They had it dissolved in less than an hour.

IT SEEMS EVEN THE STRONGEST OF GLUES

· Don’t work that well

· Under certain conditions.

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17

‘He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him, all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.

‘He is before all things, and in Him – all things hold together.’

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PASSAGE

· I want to go over it

· a little slower

· and in more detail

PAUL SAYS JESUS

· Is the image of the invisible God

· Some people think that means

· Jesus & God look like twins

I THINK IT MEANS

· Jesus is the perfect reflection

· Of the “essence” of God

PAUL SAYS JESUS

· Is before all things

· And that He created everything

· That means Jesus always was

GOING BACK TO GENESIS 1:1

· It says that ‘God created the world’.

· The word ‘God’ as it appears in the original text,

· Is the word “Elohim’, which is the word used

· for a plurality of Gods -

· Or more than one God

SO WHO WERE THE GODS

· The original referred to in this verse?

· They were God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

WE CANNOT COMPREHEND FOREVERNESS

· As humans, we need

· A starting point & a stopping point

NOW THERE IS SOMETHING

· nearly everyone misses

· It is found in the last part of verse 17:

· ‘… and in Him, all things hold together.’

AND THAT IS WHAT

· I want to talk to you about today

· How Jesus literally

· Holds all things together

JESUS DID NOT CREATE THE WORLD

· and then just go away.

· He made it and it is only He

· That sustains the world, even today.

JESUS MADE YOU

· He put you together

· And He continues to hold you together.

· You owe your very life to Him.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT US

· And He STILL loves us!

· he even gave us a promise ----

· If we will trust in Him

· He will stick with us – forever

GOD SHOWS IS HIS POWER IN

PSALM 33:9-10

‘For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples.’


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