Sermon Preview for Sunday’s Sermon on 11/25/18
Colossians 1:15-20 • “The Glue that Holds Everything Together” • Doug Dortch
Harry Coover is a name you probably have never heard, but his invention of Super Glue has most likely come to your rescue a time or three over the course of your life. As the story goes, Coover, an engineer at Eastman Kodak, came to this invention quite by accident. While working on a project to make clear plastic gun sights for Allied soldiers during WWII, one of the products his team devised was a bust as far as gun sights go, but turned out to be a truly remarkable quick bonding adhesive. Put on the market in 1958, the product was launched publically and the rest is history. The story makes you wonder how many things in life have come to us by accident.
Of course, the most important thing in life came to us totally by design. God’s agent of salvation, Jesus Christ, was a part of God’s sovereign plan of redemption from the beginning of time. Because God does not work without purpose, his gift of Jesus was most purposeful. While we can celebrate the serendipitous occurrences in life, we must always know that the glue that holds everything together, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, reflects the grandeur of divine design.
This Sunday’s worship will bridge the time between Thanksgiving and Advent/Christmas by directing our attention to Paul’s lofty proclamation of Jesus’ significance for everything and everyone. As “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation,” Jesus “is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” In other words, Jesus is the most remarkable bonding agent of them all because of how he connects us to God, providing us with redemption and purpose.
So, join us this Sunday as we return to our dual schedule to worship Christ the King. Know that he will keep your life from falling to pieces and provide you with all that you need to live with all abundance. The sooner you discover that truth, the fuller your life will be.