Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jesus Christ, God's Supreme Speech

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son...
Hebrews 1:1-2
The problem for us all, non-Christians and Christians, isn’t that God hasn’t spoken to us. The problem is that we want God to speak in a certain way. But God has spoken to us. He’s spoken to us all. He’s spoken to us plainly and clearly in revealing Himself to be perfect, wise, loving, powerful, good, gracious, and merciful. He couldn’t be more plain or clear. And there’s nothing more that He needs to say or can say to reveal Himself to us.

Think of it as though we all have radios and there are many different stations that we can tune into to try to hear from God. But out of all the stations on the radio, only one of them comes in clear. All the rest are fuzzy and, even though you might be able to hear a voice coming through, you can’t hear what the host is saying. But it’s only on this one station that you can hear him clearly. So often we want to tune into every station except for the one that comes in clear. It’s almost like we get sick of it and need something new. But my prayer tonight is that God would re-tune your radio to the one station on which He comes in most clearly and perhaps, for some of you, that you might tune in for the first time.
That's from the introduction to the message I preached last night at the large group meeting of the InterVarsity fellowship at San Jose State University. You can read the whole message here.

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