Jesus Christ, the Son of God



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In a sermon preached on September 13, 1857, Charles Spurgeon said,

"If I had a tale to tell you this day, of some king, who, out of love to a fair maiden, left his kingdom and became a peasant like herself, you would stand and wonder, and would listen to the charming tale; but when I tell of God concealing his dignity to become our Savior, our hearts are scarcely touched.

We know the tale so well, we have heard it so often. And unfortunately, some of us tell it so badly that we cannot expect that you would be as interested in it as the subject demands. But surely, as it is said of some great works of architecture, that though they are seen every morning, there is always something fresh to wonder at; so we may say of Christ, that though we saw him every day, we should always see fresh reason to love, and wonder, and adore.”

 

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9

 

About the Art:

"The Calling of the Apostles" by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1481

This fresco is from the cycle of the life of Christ in the Sistine Chapel.  On the left are scenes from the life of Moses and on the right are scenes from the life of Christ.  This cycle of frescoes became one of the major artistic achievements of the Italian Quattrocentro.

 

About the Music:

Recorded by Integrity Music while Ross Parsley was the Worship Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado, "Amazed," written by Jared Anderson, is one of many great songs on the "I Am Free" cd.

Amazed lyrics:

You dance over me while I am unaware
You sing all around 
But I never hear the sound

Lord, I'm amazed by You
Lord, I'm amazed by You
Lord, I'm amazed by You
How You love me

You paint the morning sky with miracles In mind
My hope will always stand 
You hold me in Your hand

How wide, how deep
How great is Your love for me
How wide, how deep
How great is Your love for me