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Jordan Thomas joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast for a conversation on the relationship that pastors have with God and with the congregations they serve. He talks about why we should never trade the fullness of God’s presence for a half-hearted version of Christianity.
Key Points from the Podcast
Pastor Jordan Thomas of Grace Church Memphis discusses how his church began to see the supremacy and exaltation of Christ as they studied the book of Hebrews.
As we look to Christ, we should be both exhilarated by his magnificence and convicted to know the fullness of Jesus.
The second person of the triune God, Jesus Christ, stepped out of eternity to be mutilated for your redemption as a display of his glory and grace so that you can forever see the glory of God in the face of Christ. That should get our heart going!
Satan’s agenda is to blind us and keep us from seeing the glory of God in the face of Jesus.
Some professing Christians want to follow Jesus just enough to get into heaven and mitigate some of life’s suffering, but our heart’s posture should be one of wanting to enjoy the fullness of Christ no matter the cost.
The book of Hebrews wonderfully exalts Jesus and simultaneously warns believers of the very real danger of drifting and defecting away from Christ.
Jesus saved you. He paid the price for you. He doesn’t have buyer’s remorse. Christ desires that you be with him. He is going to see you safely home.
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
Hebrews 2:1–18; Hebrews 5:11; Hebrews 1:3; Romans 8:26; Numbers 14:24; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 4:4–6; Hebrews 12:2, 4; Hebrews 13:22–24; Hebrews 10:25–39; Hebrews 6:4–9; Galatians 3:7
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About Jordan Thomas
God opened Jordan’s heart to believe the gospel during his freshman year of college. He has been preaching the gospel since 1997, is husband to Tracy, and has six children—four daughters and two sons. While serving with the other elders to provide soul-care to the flock, Jordan is a pastor-teacher at Grace overseeing vision and spiritual leadership.