The shortest sermon I ever taught was out of Romans 11:36. One verse.
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things!"
"OF HIM" --- God is the source
"THROUGH HIM" --- God is the means, the ability
"TO HIM" --- God is the purpose and the goal
God is everything that pertains to what true life is all about. Kind of like a fish in the water. All that fish knows is water. When you catch that fish and pull him out of the water onto dry land, the fish gasps, flops around, enters the dying process, and then dies. (Then he gets eaten up)
This is what happened to us. We were like that fish in water. All we knew was God. Then, we got caught, cast out of God onto some very dry land where we flopped around, gasped, entered the dying process and were really getting eaten up.
If you had compassion and intervened, you threw that fish back into the water and the fish "lived" once again.
This is what happened to us. God had compassion on us, and through the work of His Son placed us back into God and put God back in us and now we really "LIVE"...
No more gasping. No more flopping around. We have found God to be our source, our means, and our home. Enough said!
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