Some thoughts I’d like to share with you from Wednesday night’s preaching. I love the midweek service. Ours is focused on corporate type prayer and some indepth, biblical teaching as is traditional in many churches across America. I miss these sermons when working with the youth on Wednesday nights. Anyway, the text started with this powerful verse and then we skipped through the Bible. 🙂
1 Timothy 3:15-16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
This verse may have been used as a creed or hymn in the early church to teach doctrinal truths; a frequently used method in the days when the written Word was hard to obtain. It certainly answers the age old question of ‘who is this Jesus?’
“Seen of angels”, I like that. Christ was certainly seen of angels in eternity-past. He was there when Lucifer fell. With good tidings of great joy, the angels announced His birth on earth, and they ministered to Him in the wilderness, and in the garden. A heavenly army of more than 12 legions of angels was at hand as our Lord suffered the bitter cross. He is seen of angels at this very moment because He was received up into glory. Received up into glory as we, His faithful believers, will be some day. We will be seen of angels, too. Hallelujah, what a Savior, worthy of all glory and power and honor!