TD Jakes — Grounded In Faith
God bless you. I greet you with Jesus' joy, and excitement, and enthusiasm, for this is the day that the Lord has made. Don't let the devil fool you, this is God's day. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.
We're gonna be glad over the Word of God. We're gonna be glad over what Christ did for us. We're gonna be glad in our understanding being developed that we might walk in truth. I taught a series at our church that really impacted our church on being grounded. I wanna share part of it with you right now.
The message is entitled Grounded in Faith. It's important that we be grounded, that we know who we are, that we know what we believe, and we know in whom we believe.
Let's take a look at God's Word. Go to the book of Colossians chapter 1, verse 17, I'll meet you there. So, we're gonna talk about what are the basic elements that cause us to be grounded in our faith?
I want you to go to Colossians for a minute, chapter 1, verse 17 through 23. Colossians chapter 1, verse 17-23, and this is really, really review. It might be boring to some of you who are already grounded, but you need it, too.
You're gonna be alright. You don't have to stand, I'm just teaching. Colossians chapter 1, verse 17-23. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. I wanna take that one verse, And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. If that is not your testimony, you are not grounded in the faith.
The writer here speaks in reference to the creation, that he is the Creator through which the creation has been formed. He is before all things, alpha, the beginning. In the beginning, God, not matter, not atoms, not molecules, not cells, not monkeys, In the beginning, God. He is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Again, the writer is talking about cosmos, he's talking about planets, he's talking about the earth, he's talking about galaxies, the atmosphere, all matter, material things, all things by him consist. And this is true. Even science can only go so far in the exploration of what causes material to hold together.
There is some invisible force between atoms and molecules that cause them to connect that science knows holds it together but cannot define it. The Bible clearly defines it. It is God holding your chair together. It is God holding your house together. It is God holding the molecules of the wood together. It is God holding your life together.
It is God holding your mind together. By him, all things consist. He is the recipe. He is the force. He is the glue that holds all things together. Anything that lasts long in your life and is consistent, is consistent because God is holding it together. In fact, God is holding you together. gone through enough things that