Pastor Matt Wipperman - November 21, 2021

Living One, Part 3: Forever and Ever

“I am alive forever and ever!” God is eternal. Unpacking this statement means going back to Creation, the Incarnation, Jesus’ Resurrection, the indwelling of the Spirit, and looking forward to Jesus’ return, our resurrection, and life eternal with Him in the New Creation. Even Nebuchadnezzar was compelled to bow and admit his insignificance in comparison to The Living One. We are also insignificant in ourselves, but God’s love and all He does so that we can be with Him forever show just how significant each of us is to Him.

Scripture References: Daniel 4:28-37, Revelation 10:6

From Series: "Living One"

This 4-week series is centered on Revelation 1:18 “I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” Each week will take a piece from this verse, and flesh it out with the scripture reading for that week. Jesus identifies himself as “the Living One” (Rev 1:18), a title used in the OT to contrast the true God with all idols, which are dead and thus have no existence. Jesus Christ was dead but now lives forever. His resurrection proves He is the One True God. His resurrection means His sacrifice for our sins is complete, and we also will be raised. His resurrection means He continues to live forever. And His victory over sin and death means He holds the keys of death and the grave. We have nothing to fear. This series spans November, and the paraments will be white for November 7th (All Saints’ Day), green for November 14th and 21st, and then blue for November 28th, the first Sunday in Advent.

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