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Klamath Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church

Join us every Saturday for
Sabbath School at 9:30 am
Worship Service - 11:00 am

Pastor's Corner

"Jesus First"

As we begin a new year, many of us are focused on priorities that will help to shape the outcome of our lives in 2015. We may have relational goals, to reconnect with people from the past or to build some new friendships. Some will have financial goals, to purchase a home, pay off some debts or be able to give more charitable contributions. One of the most common goals at the beginning of every New Year relates to personal health. I would guess that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight. Diet books and gym memberships are in high demand every January.

All these goals can produce some positive results. However, there is one goal that will have an eternal impact, the decision to let Jesus be first in our lives every day. John 3:14 (KJV) – “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:” John 12:32 (KJV) – “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” If we consistently lift up Jesus, to ourselves and to others, He will hold first place in our hearts and our lives. The Apostle Paul wrote: "For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2:2)

“Of all professing Christians, Seventh-day Adventists should be foremost in uplifting Christ before the world. The proclamation of the third angel’s message calls for the presentation of the Sabbath truth. This truth, with others included in the message, is to be proclaimed; but the great center of attraction, Christ Jesus, must not be left out. It is at the cross of Christ that mercy and truth meet together, and righteousness and peace kiss each other. The sinner must be led to look to Calvary; with the simple faith of a little child he must trust in the merits of the Saviour, accepting His righteousness, believing in His mercy.” (Gospel Workers 1915, Page 156)

In 2015, every sermon I preach will be centered in the four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We will certainly explore other parts of the Bible in this journey, but every message will be rooted in these four amazing books on the life of Christ. As we consider the many miracles, parables and events in the life of our Lord, I know that our lives will be blessed. We can never go wrong by letting Jesus be first in our thoughts and affections.

Hebrews 12:1-3 (KJV) – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”

- Pastor Steve