Saturday, December 23, 2006

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. In the morning at 9:30 I will continue my messages at Lincoln Heights Christian Church on the theme: “Christmas—Renewal through Christ.” Tomorrow’s message will be “No Man Need Stay the Way He Is.” Paul describing his life says, “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does.”

Like so many of us,Paul’s life was a mess. He did the things he didn’t want to do and didn’t do the things he knew he should. But praise God, he found the answer—the way out of the mess. Don’t miss this: “The answer, thank God, is …Jesus Christ.”

For Paul, the answer to everything was in Christ. In Christ became his favorite expression. He used it or some form of it in every letter he wrote but one, 2 Thessalonians.

That’s the answer for all of us—IN CHRIST!