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Sep 24, 2017
Preacher: Clay Curtis
Passage: Matthew 22:41-42

The Only Issue!

What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?

(MATTHEW 22:42)

Vainly religious men came to Christ trying to make the issue everything from sabbath days to washing hands before you eat. They made up vain scenarios to make the issue something other than Christ. (MATTHEW 6:10; 15:2; 19:3; 21:23; 22:17; 22:28) But the Lord Jesus Christ declared there is only one issue to preach and believe when he asked them this question, “What think ye of Christ?” (MATTHEW 22:41, 42) Christ is the only issue.

What do you think of Christ? The question is not what others think but what do you think of Christ. “As a man thinketh with his heart so he is.” (PROVERBS 23:7) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (MATTHEW 6:21) “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” (MATTHEW 12:34-35) Cult leaders and false preachers have the same method of operation. In order to make disciples after themselves they make another banner to rally under other than Christ our Banner. They separate themselves in proud, arrogance, as they rebuke faithful, experienced elders. God says their spirit is of the devil. (JAMES 3:13-18; 3 JOHN 9-11; 2 TIMOTHY 2:17-26) But Christ’s true preacher and people say, “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” (JOHN 6:67-69) Christ is “the one thing needful.” (LUKE 10:42) When you meet Christ, you never grow beyond Christ. “CHRIST IS ALL!” (COLOSSIANS 3:11) Is Christ all to you? What think ye of Christ?

There is far too much to preach concerning Christ to turn to meaningless babble. Christ’s preacher and people never grow weary of preaching who Christ is: God in human flesh, the GodMan. (ISAIAH 7:14) We never grow weary of preaching why Christ came: to save his people from our sins and to declare the righteousness of God. (MATTHEW 1:21) We love preaching what Christ accomplished: “for by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.” (HEBREWS 10:12-14) We never grow weary of preaching where Christ is now, what he is doing now and what he shall do as our reigning Head who shall soon return again. (EPHESIANS 1:20-23; 4:11-16; HEBREWS 9:28) Christ is the whole counsel of God, the subject of all Scripture. Christ is the Bishop of our souls. Christ is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Christ is the Bread of life. Christ is the Captain of salvation. Christ is the Foundation, the Corner-stone, the Door, the Mediator, the Prince of life, the Rock, and the Shepherd. Christ is the Sun of Righteousness, the Light of the world, the Light of men, the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Christ is the Foundation of the church and of this world! It is not some literal ice foundation that holds this world in place. It is Christ! Everything thing made was made for him and glorifies him! Christ is Christianity. Christ is Salvation! Heaven will be Christ! He is our exceeding great reward!

What think ye of Christ! Never move away from Christ! If we are God’s saints we never will by his sovereign, keeping grace!


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