ITS ALL ABOUT JESUS
There is no other name in the universe that compares in importance to the name Jesus. Jesus was mocked, praised, scorned, loved, hated, worshiped, followed by thousands, he healed, he pursued, he led, he convicted, he had compassion, and he laid down his life for you. He said he is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but by the name of Jesus. Jesus will be the focal point of heaven (Revelation 21). Jesus is the dividing line of history. He is the point in all of life (Philippians 1:21). As Paul communicates in Colossians 1:15-20, he is the center point of the church.
Colossians 1:15–20 (ESV) 15 he is the image of the invisible god, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of god was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Jesus Christ is our pastor. He is “the head of the body, the church.” We look to him for leadership, wisdom, insight, and truth. We want people to see that everything comes from him, flows to him, and is lived through him (Romans 11:36). We want lives to be modeled after Jesus (Romans 8:29). We want to be like Jesus in humility (Philippians 2). We want to be like Jesus in his service (John 13). We want to be like Jesus, the missionary (John 1). When people walk into our church, our homes, and our lives, we want them to see jesus. Therefore, our foundation is in him.