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February 5, 2012 Speaker: Series: Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Topic: Colossians Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:11–3:11

JESUS + NOTHING=EVERYTHING

“Introduction & Overview”

Pastor Duane Cross | 02.05.2012

4 STATEMENTS ABOUT THE GREATNESS OF JESUS

I) I WANT EVERYTHING.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from the beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11(NIV)

“Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5(NIV)

C.S. LEWIS

“If I find myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

ST. AUGUSTINE

“You made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

II) I HAVE NOTHING.

MARTIN LUTHER

“Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.”

“Behold, you are nothing, and your work is less than nothing.” (Isaiah 41:24)

“Idols are worthless” Acts 14:15(NIV)

III) I WANT TO EARN IT.

“HOW TO BECOME A LEGALIST”

1) Make rules outside the Bible.

2) Push yourself to try and keep your rules.

3) Castigate yourself when you don’t keep your rules.

4) Become proud when you do keep your rules.

5) Appoint yourself as judge over other people.

6) Get angry with people who break your rules or have different rules.

7) “Beat” the losers.

IV) JESUS IS ENOUGH.

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