Without doubt, the secret of our life of worship is great: He was shown to us in a human body, proved right in spirit, and seen by angels. He was proclaimed to the nations, believed in by the world, and taken up in glory.1 Timothy 3:15-16
I have seen many films where the plot is all about trying to find the secret of life. The adventures that are played out as the hero goes searching, not knowing if he / she will ever reach their intended goal to live forever, never grow old. Two days ago I watched the news where two different people were celebrating their 112th birthday on the same day.
Today we know how precious life is when we see the amount of deaths that have taken place through this virus.
I want to give you hope this morning by asking you to meditate on the Apostle Paul’s verdict of finding the secret of life. Paul tells us there is indeed a secret to life and it is found in a person.
He informs us of two important things before describing the reason:
- That family is the church of the living God, the support and foundation of the truth. We worship a living God this morning. Take heart as Paul said to the Thessalonians, “You turned from idols to serve a living God”. One invested in you and me, one who can change situations and lives to intercede, yes intercede on your behalf this morning.
- Who is this living God? Paul says it is Jesus!! Paul lists the reasons why we should worship this living Jesus. There is only time to list them today. We will do our investigation on Sunday morning but let me give you the list if you want to start the investigation.
- He was shown to us in a human body,
- Proved right in spirit,
- Seen by angels.
- He was proclaimed to the nations,
- Believed in by the world,
- Taken up in glory.’
Without doubt, the secret of our life of worship is great because: it is in a Person and they call Him Jesus.