This chart provides a fresh look on the work of Jesus Christ. When properly observed it brings wonder and ignites praise in the hearts of the children of God. In this world of self-obsession we are constantly looking for fresh ways to lift our eyes above the gloomy clouds of sin and selfishness. There is no better way to do this than to drink deep of the gospel. And that’s what this diagram is…it’s the gospel, the work of Jesus Christ.
God the Son left glory to become a man. He entered into the womb of a virgin, He lived a perfect, sinless life and He died a horrific death. He took on the sins of the world and bore the wrath of God. But He did not stay dead, but rose from the dead as the first-fruits of eternal life, raised in a never dying resurrection body. He then ascended to heaven to be seated at the right hand of God, the highest possible position of exaltation. He will return so soon to judge the living and the dead. He will come for His people and He will set up eternal glory for all who trust and live for Him.
Oh the wonder of His willingness to humble Himself, to subject Himself to death and then the continued wonder of His exaltation, His future and complete reign. He is so awesome, so glorious, so loving, so humble, so powerful, so majestic. And He did all this for the glory of God and the love for you and me!!
No wonder Paul exclaimed,
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways.” Rom. 11:33
Thank You Jesus…..thank You for the gift of life and the promises of glory!
I believe in God the Father, Almighty Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ,
His only begotten Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
died and was buried. He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion
of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.