The Glorified Christ

When I was in high school my youth pastor suggested that if Christ were to walk through the door right now that we would all drop to our knees in fear and awe. I thought that was a stupid idea. I was convinced that we might run up and give him a hug or a high five or at least a hardy handshake. But drop to my knees? Come on! This is Jesus my friend. Approachable. Humble. Accessible.
But after reading the description of the post-resurrection, glorified Christ and John’s response (Revelation 1:12-18) I am not pretty sure that my youth pastor was right! Jesus’ power, strength and authority is no longer muted as it was during his 33 years on earth. He is now, and for all eternity, most definitely large and in charge.
This past Sunday we kicked off our 8 week study of the 7 churches in Asia Minor that Jesus addressed in a personal letter. What we learned in this introductory message is foundational to the entire teaching series – so if you weren’t here – please take the time to listen to the podcast.
This coming Sunday we’ll be looking at the church in Ephesus. Read Revelation 2:1-7. Come ready to answer one penetrating question with brutal honesty: Have you forsaken your first love