Monday, August 13, 2007

A Sunday Nugget

As I mentioned earlier today, my pastor has been doing a series on Christian character. I plan on typing out the outline from yesterday's sermon shortly. But, there was one nugget I wanted to share ASAP.

He was talking about how your true character shows under pressure. And, he was giving us examples of what to do in a variety of challenging situations. In one case, he reminded us that when you are rejected...FORGIVE. And, he used the following Scripture:

Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also [must do.]

1 Peter 2:23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed [Himself] to Him who judges righteously;

Luke 6:37 " Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Pastor also mentioned at this point the events before the Crucifixion and made the comment that during that time "He was called every name in the book."

And, it dawned on me...

He was called every name in the book so He could be the Name of the THE Book!

Praise Him that we can be as Elijah and call on His name, the name above ALL names!

1 Chronicles 16:8 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Amen, amen, and amen!