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As I have watched

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Four Things I Love About Jesus

1) His Unlimited Power

him take 5 loaves and 2

fish and feed 20,000

people, I am reminded

that He is the One who

provides for my needs and

the needs of my family

and the needs of my

church today.

As I have watched him talk to a storm and have seen it obey

him, I am reminded that even the weather answers to his

command. As I have watched him deliver a man who under the

possession of thousands of demons broke chains, cut himself,

and lived in tombs–I am reminded of his sovereignty over even

my spiritual enemies.

Did you catch that last part? He doesn’t just have the power to

feed a multitude from a little boy’s lunch, he doesn’t just have the

power to stop a storm with his voice, he doesn’t just have

ultimate power over spiritual darkness, he actually has power

over our greatest and final enemy, death itself. We literally have

the antidote for death. His name is Jesus. His power is unlimited!


2) His Unbounded Compassion

If Jesus were all power without compassion, he might not be

worthy of worship. After all, Hitler had a lot of power, but he used

it to destroy. But Jesus’ unlimited power is wed with his unlimited

compassion. And how thankful I am that these two characteristics

of Jesus will never be divorced from each other. I need an all-

powerful Savior who can conquer Satan, and sin, and death. But I

need an all-compassionate Savior who cares about my helpless

situation and acts on my behalf.

The same Jesus who wept at Lazarus’ grave is the same Jesus who

sees each of my tears. The same Jesus who raised a little girl from

her death bed, is the same Jesus who moments earlier stopped in

the middle of the road to seek out a suffering and shame-stricken

woman. His compassion is unbounded!

3) His Unrestrained Truth

A true friend will tell you if you have broccoli in your teeth.

“Friends” who tell us what we want to hear are a dime a dozen. But

friends who care about us so much that they tell us what we need

to hear are a rare jewel. We tend to remember the resolution to

Jesus calming the storm with warm fuzzies. But after Jesus

rebuked the wind (!) and spoke to the sea (!), he said to his

disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”. It was an

uncomfortable moment–but one the disciples never forgot–as the

Creator looked them in the eyes with water dripping off his beard

and asked them why they did not trust in him.

If we read all of Jesus’ words in the Gospels,

not just the ones that we want to read, we will

be confronted with truths like Hell that we

need him to speak unreservedly about. Jesus

not only tells us the truth about our hearts

and eternity and our need for him, he IS the

truth (John 14:6). In a world of compromise,

his truth is unrestrained!


Counts is the pastor of Northshire Baptist

Tim

in Manchester Center, Vermont. He has

Church

4) His Unmatched Grace

If Jesus were all power without compassion, he

might not be worthy of worship. After all, Hitler

had a lot of power, but he used it to destroy. But

Jesus’ unlimited power is wed with his unlimited

compassion. And how thankful I am that these

two characteristics of Jesus will never be divorced

from each other. I need an all-powerful Savior

who can conquer Satan, and sin, and death. But I

need an all-compassionate Savior who cares

about my helpless situation and acts on my

behalf.

When a deaf and mute man was brought to Jesus, this man who

had always been a spectacle was taken aside, one-on-one, so that

he could understand Jesus’ simple sign language and read Jesus

lips without distraction. This grace is yours today because this

Jesus is yours today. Through Jesus’ cross and resurrection, you

have the grace of forgiven sins, the grace of strength for today,

and the grace of bright hope for tomorrow. His grace is

unmatched!

About Writer

also served as a pastor in Washington state and

New Mexico, and is a graduate of The Master’s

Seminary. Tim serves on the Board of Directors for

the Baptist Convention of New England. His

writing has been featured on The Family Research

Council blog, on the blog of the Executive Director

of the Baptist Convention of New England, and

Tim’s personal blog,

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