This is such an important doctrine of the New Testament that it is remarkable how rarely it is emphasized in modern evangelicalism. Creation by Jesus Christ is the doctrine with which John begins his great gospel of salvation: "In the beginning was the Word, .
One by one they peel back the lies—such as every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, or that pornography and hook-ups are harmless.
Drawing from Jeff’s “prodigal son” personal history and from Alyssa’s It’s Not What You Think, and Spoken For separately, and have co-authored Love That Lasts Together.
and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not" (John 1:1,3,10). The apostle Paul said that he had been called specifically to preach "the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 3:8-9). Everything in heaven and earth was created by Him, and for Him!
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds" (Hebrews 1:1-2). But of all the Biblical passages identifying Jesus Christ as Creator, the most definitive of all is our text for today.
The sanctuary symbols are also prominent throughout the book, revealing Christ as Intercessor, Judge, and King. He is the light of the world, and this light is to be spread to the entire world by His Church.
The fact that He walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands (Revelation 2:1) is a promise of His presence in the Church throughout the ages.
Besides writing they makes You Tube videos, have an adventure devotional titled 31 Ways To Creatively Love & Encourage Him and Her, and host a podcast that can be found on i Tunes.
They also have a yellow lab named Aslan and enjoy reading good books and drinking good coffee on their down time.
In Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls.