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The Lord Alone Shall Be Exalted | November 26, 2022
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The Lord Alone Shall Be Exalted | November 26, 2022

Dear Saints in Christ, This week our Divine Hour Speaker is our Elder Bert Williams. Please join me in welcoming him to the pulpit. Scripture Reading: Isaiah 2:12-17 Summary: Because Jesus was fully human as well as divine, people often mistook His humble demeanor for weakness. However, there was plenty of evidence of strength for those willing to see. Here is an example that may seem surprising: The gospel writers never wrote of Jesus saying thank you to the people around Him. He is said to have given thanks to His Father before distributing the loaves and fishes on the Galilean hillside. He gave thanks before raising Lazarus from the dead. In the upper room at the time of the first Communion Jesus gave thanks to His Father. Now, should we be certain that He never said thank you to another human? Did Jesus ever thank Mary, Martha, and Lazarus for a nice weekend in their home? Did He thank Simon of Cyrene, the man who carried His cross? It wouldn’t surprise me if He did. Just because no instance was ever recorded does not mean that Jesus never said thank you to another person. Only a small fraction of Jesus’ words are recorded in the gospels. Nevertheless, we are simply not told in the gospels that Jesus ever said thank you to any human being. Here is the point: Jesus was in no one’s debt. He simply never was. Humans have always been in His debt. And Jesus always spoke truthfully. He would not speak idle words just to be polite. It is always a human being’s role to be thankful. This is not a two-way street. God is God. We are not. Our appropriate response is always, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). Join Us This Sabbath. SUBSCRIBE to Palo Alto Adventist Church of Seventh-day Adventists on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/bderwssk Register for Live Zoom Webinar Here: https://tinyurl.com/yc3vzk62 ● Website: http://www.paloaltoadventist.org ● Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/4n8zcynh ● Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/bdxjx65h
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