Today’s sermon is a continuation of last week’s “Christ is All”. There were three major points from last week: Christ is all we have, Christ is all we want, and Christ is all we need. Today we will focus on three more important ideas regarding Christ as All in All.
1. Christ is chiefest.
The Song of Solomon is full of symbolism which intimates of one to come , a Redeemer, who is above all. In Song 5:10(“My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand,”), we understand that the word chief presents a picture of a banner elevated above all others. The word white describes His purity, while the word ruddy or red hints at his blood sacrifice for our sins.
In Song 2:1 (” I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”), the emphasis is on the word “the”. He is “the” ,not ,”a” rose of Sharon. He is “the” ,not ,”a” lily of the valleys. He is above all the others.
In Isa 6:3 (“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”) the seraphims describe Christ’s purity above all of creation. Christ is just not white, He is a dazzling white.
2. Christ is the chief cornerstone.
In 1Pe 2:6, (” Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.”) The chief cornerstone holds the building together. Again, the word “the” is of importance because He is not “a” stone, but the chief cornerstone. In this verse, He is also described as precious. Do we as Christians show His preciousness in our manner of living or do we as the little stones exalt ourselves above the chief?
3. Christ is the Christ of God.
In Lu 9:20, (“ He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.”) we have the word “The” again. He is “The” Christ of God, not “A” Christ of God. In Joh 14:6, (” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”) the word “The” is emphasizing way, truth and life. It is by Jesus or Christ that one can only come to the Father. He is the only way. You cannot come to the Father by way of Islam, Mohammed, Confucius, Buddha or even the Pope. There is only one way, and that way is Christ.
In conclusion, Is “The” Christ sufficient for you? Is He all you have, want or need?
The speaker in this full length video is Pastor Daniel Kaminski of Grace Baptist Church, Kittanning PA.