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We recently got back from Oregon Conference Camp Meeting. What an event! My role was hospitality, down in the “valley.” Some call it “death valley” as there are no shade trees and everything is dry, dusty, and brown. We got a lot of sun while sitting out 6-8 hours a day helping those arriving in RV’s and those in need of shuttles to/from the meetings.
Ty Gibson was the evening speaker for this year’s Camp Meeting. He shared on the reformation, but an underlying theme in each evening’s presentation was Christ our Righteousness. What a powerful topic to preach on! We’ve been encouraged to spend a thoughtful hour a day contemplating the life of Jesus, especially His closing work at Calvary.
It’s one thing to search the scriptures for the truth about what happens when you die, what day to worship on, what hell is or isn’t, the triune Godhead, the mark of the beast, and many other powerful truths we know and share. But what if in our search and study of the scriptures we were to look for something deeper, something that rises higher above anything else. Notice this powerful quote from RH 12/23/1890 - “As Christ’s ambassadors, they are to search the Scriptures, to seek for the truths that have been hidden beneath the rubbish of error. And every ray of light received is to be communicated to others. One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other,—Christ our righteousness.”
All of that which we as Seventh-day Adventists hold near and dear to our hearts should tell us something about Christ our Righteousness. What He’s done, what He’s doing, what He will do for those that surrender their hearts to Him and abide in Him. Why should this study be of such importance, especially in these final days of earth’s history? “The first works of the church were seen when the believers sought out friends, relatives, and acquaintances, and with hearts overflowing with love told the story of what Jesus was to them and what they were to Jesus” TM 167.
Brothers and sisters… what does Jesus mean to you? How precious are you to Jesus? Do you really believe it? There’s a spiritually sick and starving world around us who do not know of the love, goodness, graciousness, sacrifice, and righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Spend some time with Him, you will not regret it! Then we too can go out and share, just as the demoniac who was healed by Jesus. Christ sent him out to tell others “how much the Lord had done for him, and how He had mercy on him” Mark 5:19.
Courage Klamath, Pastor Jon Holland