To the Uttermost

To The Uttermost

RiverWalk Church of Christ Wichita Ks  Minister

When was the last time you tried to fix something, and your repair didn’t work out like you had planned? Maybe you tried a new recipe, and decided after tasting it that you probably won’t make that recipe again. Or you got the latest “new” over-the-counter medicine for sinus and allergies and found that it didn’t work any better than what you’ve been taking all along. The outfit that looked so good on the mannequin in the store or on line just didn’t fit the way you thought it would.
You get the idea. Many times, it seems, we have an idealized notion of how things might be, when the reality is anything but, and leaves us disappointed.
So where am I going with this? Look at what Hebrews 7:25 says about Jesus and our salvation. “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
Did you catch that phrase? Did you see that phrase “to the uttermost” in there? The salvation that Jesus offers is not less than it seems to be. It is the whole thing. It will not disappoint.
That verse actually says three things we need to take to heart.
1. Christ is able to save sinners.
2. Christ is able to save “to the uttermost.”
3. Christ’s salvation is open to all who “draw near to God through Him.”
Jesus is fully able and capable of dealing with sin. There is no sin to bad; no sinner so far gone, that Jesus cannot save him or her. The salvation that Jesus offers is full, complete, and “to the uttermost.” ALL sins are forgiven. And ALL sins continue to be forgiven the penitent child of God (I john 1:7).
The work of salvation is perfect. It is complete. And it is a work of Jesus Christ, and not of ourselves. It indeed is the gift of God.

Thoughts taken from an article in the “Poplar Pathway,” a publication of the Poplar Avenue Church of Christ in Wichita.

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