February 21, 2021
Pastor Ricky Smith
I. Constance In The Middle of Change
10 And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; 11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, 12 like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
Take comfort in the constancy of Christ
when all around you is changing
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
II. Christ Will Complete What He Started
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
- I choose to put my trust in Jesus for the first time and make Him my King.
- I confess to anchoring myself in the temporary and choose to trust Christ with everything.
- I commit to telling others about the power of Jesus in a changing world.
- Read Hebrews 13:8. What difference does it make that Jesus doesn’t change in an ever-changing world?
- Why do we tend to put our identity in things that are temporary and how does this set us up for disappointment?
- Read Philippians 1:6. What encouragement do we take from Christ at work in us?
- Share a time when you accidentally forgot something important? An occasion, a birthday, etc.
- Read Hebrews 2:3. What is the difference between “rejecting” the Gospel and “neglecting” the Gospel?
- How can Christians avoid neglecting the message of the Gospel?