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Perfection & Preciousness of Christ


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As the Union Pacific Railroad was being constructed, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the West. Wanting to test the bridge, the builder loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment to double its normal payload. The train was then driven to the middle of the bridge, where it stayed an entire day. One worker asked, "Are you trying to break this bridge?" "No," the builder replied, "I'm trying to prove that the bridge won't break." In the same way, the temptations Jesus faced weren't designed to see if He would sin, but to prove that He couldn't. ── Today in the Word, March 14, 1991.


John Newton was a rough, dirty sailor with a foul mouth and an appetite for rotten living. He hated life and life hated him. He was captain of a slave ship. Then someone placed in his hands a copy of Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. He also had the gift of a good mother who told him about the Savior when he was young. And then he was saved. He went all over England sharing his faith. Well past his "retirement" age, he had to have an assistant stand in the pulpit with him on Sundays. He was nearly blind and spoke in whispers, but nothing could keep him from preaching while he still had breath.

One Sunday, while delivering his message he repeated the sentence: "Jesus Christ is precious." His helper whispered to him: "But you have already said that twice." Newton turned to his helper and said loudly, "Yes, I've said it twice, and I'm going to say it again." The stones in the ancient sanctuary fairly shook as the grand old preacher said again: "Jesus Christ is precious!" ── Source Unknown.



Christ was perfect in all He was, in all He said, in all He did, and in all His life.

. There was no rift in the lute of His character, for He did always the things which were pleasing to His Father (Matt. 3:17).

. There was no flaw in the devotion of His life, for He knew no sin (2 Cor.5:21).

. There was no fault in the consecration of His service, for He finished the work given Him to do (John 17:4).

. There was no stain in the texture of His nature, for He was without sin (1.John 3:5).

. There was no alloy in the gold of His holiness, for He was the Holy One of God (Mark 1:24).

.  There was no spot in the sun of His testimony, for He did no sin (1.Peter 2:22).

. There was no want in the obedience of His love, for He was faithful to death (Phil.2:8).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



Almighty Saviour to liberate us (Psalm 106:21).

Bruised Saviour to redeem us (Acts 5:30,31).

Comely Saviour to adorn us (11. Peter 1:1).

Divine Saviour to bless us (Titus 3:4).

Eternal Saviour to secure us (Jude 25).

Faithful Saviour to keep us (Phil.3:20).

Great Saviour to deliver us (Isaiah 19:20).

Holy Saviour to sanctify us (Isaiah 43:3).

Indwelling Saviour to rule us (Isaiah 43:11)

Joyous Saviour to gladden us ( Zeph.3:6).

Living Saviour to bo with us (1. Tim.4:10).

Mighty Saviour to enable us (11. Peter 3:18).

Near Saviour to guard us (Ex.14:30).

Overcoming Saviour to defend us (Isaiah 63:9).

Providing Saviour to enrich us (John 4:42).

Quickening Saviour to change us (Eph.5:23).

Righteous Saviour to clear us (Isaiah 45:21).

Strong Saviour to uphold us (Matt.14:31).

Tried Saviour to befriend us (Heb.2:10).

Unlimited Saviour to save us (Heb.7:25).

Virtuous Saviour to purify us (Matt.1:21).

Wise Saviour to teach us (James 1:21).

’Xcelsior Saviour—no other like Him (Acts 4:12).

Yearning Saviour to sympathize with us (11. Timothy 1:9).

Zealous Saviour to serve us (1.Timothy 1:15).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings