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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
May 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Hebrews 13:-8
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HEBREWS 13:8 - THE SAME!

Have you noticed, for as much as we don't like change, change occurs? 

In February things began to change as the Carona Virus pandemic took hold.

  • Life may never be the same.
  • We have more restrictions than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.
  • There is more general fear and apprehension than we’ve ever seen before.
  • We are literally further apart than we’ve ever been before.
  • There is a very level of uncertainty and stress!

THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND WE DON’T LIKE IT!

So what can I say to you who can’t come to church this morning, but listening on line, looking for a ray of hope, a word of encouragement?

Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

If you are a born-again Christian this morning, this basic truth is still true. It has not changed.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, God in the flesh, has not changed.  He's still on the throne. He's still in charge. He's still available to help. He still cares.

If you are not sure that you are born-again, or if you are sure that you are not, this truth is still true, and that’s why you need to trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior.   

Because Jesus does not change, we can be hopeful, we can find peace and rest, we can be confident, and we can go on!

There are at least four things about the Lord Jesus that have not and will not change!

JESUS IS POWERFUL, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

YESTERDAY JESUS WAS POWERFUL

Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5 - Jesus is God!

Yesterday Jesus showed His power when He came to earth.

Healing the lame and the blind, casting out demons, calming the sea, raising the dead.

The Cross - 2 Corinthians 5:21

The resurrection - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

The Ascenson - Luke 24:50-53

TODAY, JESUS IS POWERFUL

Ephesians 1:19-23

If Jesus is still powerful, still in control, and still God, why is the world such a mess?

Hurt, pain and sorrow are caused by man's sin, not by God.

God has given man free will to make choices and often man makes very bad choices.

And if God did not allow choice, we'd be robots.

Also, God has a plan that I don't understand, and these tragedies are part of His plan.

And often God uses these tragedies to get our attention, to draw us to Himself. Some people would never turn to God unless things like this happened.

I am very comforted by the words of Colossians 1:17, And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

No matter what, Jesus holds things together. We need not fear.

Jesus still shows his power by working miracles today.

Every time someone comes to Christ as their Savior that is a miracle of God’s Grace.

More people are seeking online messages and Bible Studies.

Christians are using this as a witnessing tool.

Pastors have increased their outreach.

And Jesus shows His power each time prayer is answered in His name. John 14:13-14

FOREVER, JESUS IS POWERFUL!

Revelation 19:19-21, Philippians 2:10-11

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

JESUS IS POWERFUL, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

JESUS  PARDONS, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

YESTERDAY, JESUS PARDONED

Before God created man, God knew that man would sin.

Before God created man, God knew that man would fail to please God.

Before God created man, God had a plan so that man could be pardoned. Yesterday, 2000 years ago, Jesus did die for our sins, so that we might be forgiven. 1 Peter 1:18-20

TODAY JESUS PARDONS

Today Jesus offers pardon to all who believe. John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9

And when we Christians sin, pardon is still available. John 1:9

FOREVER JESUS PARDONS

Hebrews 10:14 - For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.

JESUS IS PRESENT, YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER  

YESTERDAY, JESUS WAS PRESENT

God has been present throughout all history.

  • As Angel of the Lord
  • As God throughout every event.
  • Garden of Eden, Abraham, Joseph, David, Elijah, Ruth, Esther

And Jesus was present when He is, for us, unthinkable. He became a man, and walked among men. John 1:14 – And the word became flesh…

TODAY, JESUS IS PRESENT!

John 14:16-18, Matthew 28:20

FOREVER, JESUS IS PRESENT!  

Revelation 22:1-5

JESUS CHRIST IS PEACE, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

YESTERDAY, JESUS WAS PEACE – God is a God of peace!

TODAY, JESUS IS PEACE – John 14:27

FOREVER, JESUS IS PEACE – Revelation 22:1-5

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