Summary: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
The Changeless Christ
Sunday June 25, 2000 A.M.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Look at the Stability that statement give a person!
We are living in a changing world.
Anyone who has lived through the last fifty years has seen more changes, more dramatic changes, than were made in all of the centuries before that time.
The man of one hundred years ago never dreamed of a "horseless carriage, an automobile that would run eighty or ninety or more miles per hour.
The thought of a jet plane flying through the air at six hundred or more miles per hour would have been beyond his wildest dreams.
And the thought of a building over one hundred stories high would have overwhelmed him.
Just a few years ago there was no such thing as a television set carrying a picture into your living room of something that happened on the other side of the world.
Even radio is not old.
And think of men orbiting the world at 17,500 miles per hour and men walking on the moon after a few days’ trip in a space ship.
On every side remarkable changes are being made, and the end is not in sight.
Men are changing, the world is changing, customs are changing.
But there is ONE who never changes,
"Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and today and forever."
SOME THINGS THAT CHANGE
We are living in a beautiful world, created by a God who has an eye for beauty.
One section of the world is made beautiful by the mountains, another by the plains, another by the sea.
None of it is static, it is always changing. We never see the same clouds twice, and the skies are always different.
In the spring the leaves turn green, in the summer everything is in full bloom, in the autumn the leaves turn red and russet and brown and fall from the trees, in the winter the limbs are bare.
The mountains change, the valleys change, the rivers ever move on their way to the sea.
Some time ago I went back to my- birthplace where I spent my boyhood days. It seemed that all the landscape had changed.
The hill that I once felt was a mile high was not very high at all, and the field where I once picked corn was filled with businesses.
The home that I was born in and I thought was so big seemed not big at all.
God covers the surface of the earth with flowers. He forms the mountains.
He guides the streams.
He tints the golden sunsets and gives babbling music to the brook and the roar to the mighty ocean.
It’s a beautiful world but it’s always changing.
Fashions and customs change.
Just look at some of your pictures of years ago and you’ll laugh at the unusual dresses, the pegged pants, the high collars.
An automobile of 1930 vintage is nothing like the sleek car of today. Even the house built fifty years ago is vastly, different from the one built today.
Once we rode over dirt trails in ox carts, today we fly high in fantastic speed in fabulous jets.
Today we have telephones and e-mail and computers and television bringing us sights and sounds from around the world.
Just yesterday evening I heard about a man that is 120 years old.
He didn’t take his first airplane ride until he was 105, can you even begin to imagine the changes that he has seen in his lifetime.
The world and all in it is always changing.
Call the roll of the great nations of the world.
The Egypt of the Pharaohs, the Rome of the Caesars, Assyria, Babylon they have all gone.
A map of Europe is vastly changed from the map of fifty years ago, and new nations are constantly emerging in Africa and Asia.
Rulers are being deposed and others take their place, only to last a short time.
But there is one ruler who never changes, Jesus Christ.
Billions of dollars are being spent on research, and scientists are discovering new truths every day.
A textbook that is ten years old is out of date.
Yet some men pin their faith to an ever changing science instead of a changeless God.
Medical Science changes.
Once people were bled as a cure for certain diseases, later they were boiled, then later they were frozen.
Nothing has changed like the treatments given now by our physicians.
Once the tubercular patient was kept in an airtight room, later he was allowed to be in the fresh air, today tuberculosis has been virtually conquered, as has infantile paralysis.
The biologists tell us that our bodies change entirely every seven years.