Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Message series i am - part 8 - i am the alpha & omega- pastor chuck bernal - 04-02-17


Published on

This message is Part 8 of the message series “I AM” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message titled, “I AM The Alpha & Omega”, Pastor Chuck talks about how Jesus is the Alpha & Omega for our eternity, for our salvation and for our lives. He "connects the dots" of various Biblical passages to help us see Jesus and His incredible plan for our lives.

This message was delivered at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Published in: Spiritual
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Message series i am - part 8 - i am the alpha & omega- pastor chuck bernal - 04-02-17

  1. 1. I AM THE ALPHA & OMEGA Pastor Chuck Bernal March 26, 2017 The Lord says, I am Alpha and Omega, the one who is and was and is coming. I am God All-Powerful! . . . Write downwhat I havesaid. My words aretrueand can be trusted. Everything is finished! I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end… I am coming soon! And when I come, I will reward everyone for what they have done. I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 1:8 , 21:6, 22:12-13 – CEV) The first letter in the Greek alphabet is Alpha and it makes the very same sound as our letter “A.” Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. All of the ancient Greek knowledge is contained within that alphabet, just as it is with our English alphabet where all knowledge is contained within A to Z. If you have a dictionary or an encyclopedia, think about the fact that all of our knowledge is basically found within these pages, beginning with the letter A all to the way to Z. Because Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, He is the beginning of all things and the end of all things. He is everything, A to Z and all things in between. He is the consummation of the entire Greek Alphabet meaning that He is all and in all and Creator of all. JESUS IS THE ALPHA & OMEGA FOR MY ETERNITY Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. (John 1:1-3 – LB) Christ is the exact likeness of the unseenGod. He existed before God made anything at all, and, infact, Christ himself is the Creator who made everything, the things we can see and thethings wecan’t . . . all were made by Christ for his ownuse and glory. Hewas beforeall else began and it is his power that holds everything together. He is the Head of the body made up of his people—that is, his Church—which he began; and the first to come back to lifeso that heis first ineverything. (Colossians 1:15-18 – LB) Melchizedek was without a father or mother or any family. He had no beginning of lifeor end of life. He is forever like the Sonof God. (Hebrews 7:3 – NLV) Jesus Christ is thesame yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 – LB) _____________________ ______________________ ______________________ JESUS IS THE ALPHA & OMEGA FOR MY SALVATION When the right time arrived, God sent His Soninto this world to be bornof a woman. (Galatians 4:4 – Voice) The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood . . . John pointed him out and called, “This is the One! The One I told you was coming after me but in fact was ahead of me. He has always been ahead of me, has always had the first word.” (John1:14-15 - Msg) Long ago . . . God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Heis the radiance of theglory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and heupholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty onhigh. (Hebrews 1:1-3 – ESV)
  2. 2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured thecross, despising the shame, and is set downat the right hand of thethrone of God. (Hebrews 12:2 – BRG Bible) I finished the work you gave me to do. I brought you glory on earth . . . Jesus said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and died. (John 17:4, 19:30 – ICB/GWT) His works havebeen finished sincethe foundationof the world. (Hebrew 4:3 – HCSB) Oursalvation began in the _________________ and ended on the _________________ We believe that the very beginning and end of salvation, and the sum of Christianity, consists of faith in Christ, who by His blood alone, and not by any works of ours, has put away sin, and destroyed the power of death. (Martin Luther) JESUS IS THE ALPHA & OMEGA FOR MY LIFE Do not despisethis small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoiceto see the workbegin . . . (Zechariah 4:10 – LB) And even if your beginning was small, your end will bevery great. (Job 8:7 – NLV) Thinkabout this. Wrap your minds around it. Take it to heart. Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am GOD, the only God you’ve had or ever will have — incomparable, irreplaceable. From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, all along letting you inon what is going to happen, assuring you, “I’m in this for the long haul, I’ll do exactly what I set out to do”. I’ve said it, and I’ll most certainly do it. I’ve planned it, so it’s as good as done. (Isaiah 46:8-9 – Msg) Jesus gives you the beginning (ALPHA) you need that will take you to the ending (OMEGA) He has planned foryou. Before I shaped you inthe womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you. (Jeremiah 1:5 – Msg) MOSES: ________________________________ to _________________________________ DAVID: ________________________________ to _________________________________ PETER: _________________________________ to_________________________________ ME: ____________________________________ to ________________________________ God is the one who began this good workinyou, and I am certainthat he won’t stop before it is complete onthe day that Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6 – CEV) God began doing a good workinyou. And he will continueit until it is finished whenJesus Christ comes again. I am sureof that. (Philippians 1:6 – ICB)