Pastor G starts a three-part series called INVINCIBLE! The fictional hero Superman was clearly partially inspired by the reality of our Hero Jesus Christ. Pastor G spends three weeks drawing on those connections and defining who Jesus is and what Jesus did.
Tonight the message is called “The Man of Steel and The Daily Planet.” Greg shows us how Jesus is invincible and how Jesus can make us invincible as well. It’s all recorded in our version of The Daily Planet that we call The Bible, specifically in The Gospels – which reporter Clark Kent would appreciate as sharing “Good News.”
This past Sunday, we concluded our 9-part series on faith with a message on Saving Faith. Tonight’s message is really about the same thing, but we’re going to come at it from a slightly different direction. This coming Sunday, we start up our Just Jesus series again, working our way, verse by verse through the book of Matthew. In the middle of all that we are doing this three-part Wednesday night series I’m calling INVINCIBLE which is all about our Invincible Jesus and how He can make you invincible as well. Jesus is the ultimate superhero and He offers to make you a superhero as well. Man, I love superheroes. How about you? You love superheroes? Batman? Batgirl? Wonder Woman? The Flash? Iron Man? Spider-Man? The Hulk? Captain America? Black Widow? Hawkeye? Thor? Black Panther? Aquaman? How about this one Underdog? Anyone remember Underdog? Yeah? Here’s another of my personal favorites – Hong Kong Phooey. He’s really one super guy. Well, I love them all. There’s just something inspiring and challenging about this idea of a larger-than-life character.
Of course, the greatest of the comic book and motion picture superheroes is a guy named Kal-El, and we know him better by the name Superman. We also refer to him as the Man of Steel. And clearly, I think if Superman played professional football, we all know what team he would play for. Don’t we? The STEELERS! Oh yes. Oh yes. In case you don’t know the whole backstory of Kal-El, let me just give you some highlights of Superman’s journey.
Of course, I’ve already said his real name is Kal-El. He’s from the planet Krypton, another world out in outer space, and the planet was being destroyed by a giant cosmic accident. And when that happened, his father, Jor-El, sent him to Earth. Kal-El finally reached Earth in his rocket ship, and the crash-landed in a farm field near Smallville, Kansas. He was discovered and adopted by earthly parents Martha and Jonathan Kent. They can only guess at the amazing things he was capable of doing. They named him Clark. Clark Kent. Well, the Kents soon discovered that their adopted son possessed great powers that came from our yellow sun, which emits a different type of radiation than the red sun of his homeworld. Clark Kent would grow up in an unlikely place for a superhero to arise. Smallville, Kansas. A tiny little town where no one expected anything special to occur.
Almost everyone knew him by the name Clark Kent, and only those closest to him were able to really know and understand his true nature, his true identity, that of Superman. He paid his bills by being a newspaper reporter for The Daily Planet, a newspaper in a large New York style town called Metropolis. And through his self-sacrifice, he protected and saved the people of planet Earth. Certainly no other comic book, no other TV or motion picture superhero can compete with Superman when it comes to his abilities. As you know, Superman is faster than a speeding bullet more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound look up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman. I mean, he can fly. He’s got X-ray vision, heat vision, supervision. He’s invulnerable. He’s almost as fast as the flash. Nothing on Earth can even pierce his skin. He can’t bleed or bruise or suffer broken bones. He’s invincible. Even bullets just bounce right off of his skin. Pretty impressive, right? Tonight though, I want to talk about a superhero that’s even more impressive than the Superman invented by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ultimate superhero, the ultimate superman, came to earth long before Kal-El ever crashed on Earth in that Kansas farm field. Earth had already been visited by the original Superman Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, both human and divine. Our superhero Jesus lived a perfect life without any sin, and He glorified God with every action, every thought, every word. We call Him Emmanuel, which means God with us. It’s interesting that Kal-El and Emmanuel share part of their name. El in Hebrew means strength or might or power. We also translate it as God. It’s one of the many names that we know God by in scripture. Many of God’s names are actually variations of this name El.
El Shaddai means the all-sufficient God. El Elyon means the most-high God. Elohim is the plural form of God, pointing us toward the Trinity. El Olam means the everlasting God. El Roy means the God who sees me. El Rakhum means the God of Compassion. Emanu-El, the God who is with us and El Yeshuati, the God of our salvation. Jesus, Yeshua in Hebrew revealed Himself to be this God. Jesus is the all-sufficient one, the most-high God, the strong, the mighty, the powerful one, the everlasting God. The one who sees us, the one who has compassion on us, the one who stands with us, the one who saves us. Jesus, is the true man of Steel, our Superman. Now take this in now because it’s huge. It’s mind-boggling. But wrap your brain around this concept tonight. Jesus made it possible for the entire world to be saved from the consequences of our sin if we only admit our need for a Savior and receive the gift of salvation He offers.
if we confess our sins and ask God to forgive us because of the sacrificial acts of Jesus, and we place our faith and trust in Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be saved. That’s what the eyewitnesses who wrote the New Testament assure us. It’s true. The true Superman, not Kal-El, but Emanu-El Jesus Man of Steel came to Earth from heaven, not through a colossal cosmic accident, but through the very intentional design and purpose of God to redeem the people of planet Earth and reunite us with our Creator. Paul wrote these words to Timothy. He says,
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them! ~ 1 Timothy 1:15
It’s clear Jesus was part of the inspiration for Superman. Just like Clark Kent, Jesus showed up on Earth, in a tiny town, born without much fanfare at all. He was adopted by an earthly father, Joseph, who along with his mother Mary, raised him in another small town called Nazareth. He grew up as one of them. No one realizing his true identity. Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us, Superman, Man of Steel. Like Kal-El, he came to Earth for a very specific purpose to protect and save the people of Earth. And the author of Hebrews talks about Jesus’ unique ability as our Superman, as our ultimate High Priest. He writes:
23 The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, 24 but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever. ~ Hebrews 7:23-28
Because Jesus lives forever. He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, He is always able to save completely those who come to God through Him. He always lives to intercede for them. The Apostle Paul said this about Jesus.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. ~ Colossians 1:15-20
I’m telling you, man, Jesus is the true man of steel. He’s invincible and he’s eternal. He’s existed from eternity past. He will exist on into eternity future. He has no beginning. He has no end. He’s immortal, incredible, immovable. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omnibenevolent. He’s invincible. Jesus Christ, Man of Steel, Superman, the perfect blending of deity and humanity, the junction of Heaven and Earth.
Socrates taught for 40 years. Plato taught for 50 years, Aristotle taught for 40 years. Jesus taught for only three years. And yet, the influence of Christ’s three-year ministry infinitely transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching from these men, who were among the greatest philosophers of all antiquity. H.G. Wells said this about Jesus, he said.
I am an historian. I’m not a believer, but I must confess as an historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all of history. ~ H.G. Wells
Here’s what I want to know from you tonight. Do you know Jesus? Do you know Him? As we said Sunday, Have you expressed Saving Faith in Jesus? Is Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life? Because if He’s not and you want to go to heaven when you die, you’ve got a real problem. Listen to what Acts 4:12 tells us:
12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”~ Acts 4:12 Jesus is the only option.
Jesus proved His claims to be the Son of God. He walked on water, healed the sick and raised the dead. He was full of the infinite glory and power of God. And when he walked this earth as a man, He could only be injured by those He allowed to injure Him. Don’t miss this. It’s all through scripture. No one could lay a hand on Him if He didn’t choose to allow it. When He first revealed Himself as Messiah in His hometown, they didn’t believe Him. They thought He was blaspheming God because of who He said he was, who He claimed to be. So they set out to kill Him. Look at Luke chapter four.
28 And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; 29 and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, He went His way. ~ Luke 4:28-30
Just imagine that scene for a second. There’s a huge crowd of people bent on your murder, and they force you out to the edge of a cliff with the intention of throwing you over the cliff. And suddenly you just say, “No, I don’t think so.” And they’re frozen in their tracks, instantly impotent, unable to reach out and even touch you. And you just walk right through the middle of them and go on your way. That’s exactly what Jesus did. He made it clear that it’s impossible to harm Him without His permission. At His core, as the infinite and omnipotent God of creation He is the original Superman. He is invulnerable. He is invincible. Jesus once said it this way. in John, Chapter 10
18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” ~ John 10:18
When they arrested Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, it was only because Jesus allowed it to happen. When Peter tried to defend Jesus with his sword, Jesus told Peter, Do you think I cannot call my father and He will at once put at my disposal more than 12 legions of angels? 72,000 angels are on instant call to protect Jesus any time He asks. These soldiers were able to arrest Jesus only because He allowed it to happen. Look at this scene from the memory of the Apostle John.
18 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. 2 Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. 3 Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth andsaid to them, “Whom do you seek? 5 They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. 6 So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 Therefore He again asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,” ~ John 18:1-8
Now stop and think about that scene for a second. Soldiers and officials come after Jesus, armed with torches and weapons. It’s a lynch mob coming out after an itinerant preacher who’s hanging out with His fisherman buddies. They come in the middle of the night. Jesus, full of courage and power, steps forward and faces them in the darkness, His face illuminated by the torchlight as he asks them, “Who is it you want?” It’s a test. Do they have the courage to say it out loud? They whisper back in cracking voices. “Jesus of Nazareth.” And Jesus, His response is astounding. It’s amazing, it’s inspiring, it’s incredible. He reveals His true identity by claiming the name of God for Himself, the same name revealed to Moses from the burning bush on the side of Mount Sinai thousands of years before comes booming out from the mouth of Jesus.
Jesus is the one the Apostle John repeatedly refers to as the word of God. Jesus says, “I am, he”. Jesus proclaims in Hebrew, Ehyeh, I Am the same name Yahweh reveals to Moses from the burning bush. God told Moses Ehyeh asher Ehyeh! I am that I am. Ehyeh is the first person derivative of the name of God, Yahweh! Jesus uses this name to refer to himself seven times in the Gospel of John. The sheer power of Jesus’ spoken word, that same word that launched the entire universe into existence, this word Ehyeh announces Jesus’ divinity. It proclaims His power, His invincibility. He is the superhero of all superheroes. To those who came to claim His life that night, the word explodes from His presence that dark Thursday night, and it’s too much for them to bear. The announcement of who He really is, EHYEH knocks them to the ground like they’ve been hit with a stun grenade, John says they drew back and fell to the ground! BAM! Now, we read that they do eventually stand up and arrest Him.
But it’s only because He later allows it to take place. It’s His choice, not theirs. Every single punch He took to the face, the crown of thorns that pierced His brow, the cat of nine tails that shredded the skin of His back, sides, chest, arms, and face, the nails that pierced His hands and feet, even the spear that pierced His side, all of these attacks broke His body and spilled His blood only because He allowed them to do so. At any point, He could have simply said, “Well, that’s enough of that.” He could have frozen everyone in their tracks – as He had done once before – and simply walked right through that crowd to freedom. Like the comic book hero Superman, our Superhuman Jesus really is invulnerable. He’s invincible. Our man of steel, Jesus Christ, allowed Himself to be beaten, tortured and crucified for us in the Supreme Act of courage and sacrificial love.
Our invincible Superman laid down His life for us because of His great love for us. Because of His great love for you, God sent Jesus to Earth to pay the debt for your sin and rebellion against God. He came to take your place so that you can be saved from God’s wrath. We all deserve God’s wrath because of our sin. But Jesus took our punishment and gave us credit for His righteousness instead. All we have to do is believe it, receive it, and follow Him. Our Jesus, our Superman, our man of steel, even when He allowed evil to take his life, death couldn’t hold him in the ground. He laid his life down, and then He picked it back up. On the third day of the feast, on the day of firstfruits, He rose up from the grave. Now listen. This is so important. His power doesn’t even stop there. Because He has given us the promise of one day raising us from the dead as well. The Apostle Paul tells us,
50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
That’s the good news of the gospel. Jesus Christ, our Superman who’s invincible has given us a grand promise you can take with you to your grave. Followers of Christ will live forever. Death can’t keep us in the ground, either. We are invincible. Everybody shout invincible. Let’s say in Christ, I am invincible. Say it again. I am invincible. Like you believe it. I am invincible! Thanks be to God two gives us the victory through Jesus Christ, our Lord, our Superman, our man of steel. YAY GOD? Now, here’s the other thing. As you know, Superman had to hide his identity from most people. They weren’t ready to hear what he was here to do. So he adopted the secret identity of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a newspaper called The Daily Planet. Our original Superman, Jesus, the Word of God, the Invincible Man of Steel, also sometimes kept His true identity secret until the proper time to reveal Himself.
And like Clark Kent, like any good reporter would, Jesus made sure that we heard all the good news that we needed to hear. And his newspaper is something we call the Gospels. The good news. So let’s look at some more good news contained in our Daily Planet, the Bible. I want to hit a few more of Jesus’s “I am” statements in the gospel of John, and then we’re going to wrap things up. So here’s what Jesus declared.
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” ~ John 6:35
If we place our faith in Jesus as the Lord and Savior of our life, He will give us everything we need. We’ll never be in want of spiritual truth or spiritual life again. We’ll never be hungry or thirsty for spiritual truth ever again. We have a never-ending, unstoppable, invincible supply, and Jesus repeats this idea just a few verses later because he wants to be sure we get it. He says:
51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; ~ John 6:51a Jesus is offering eternal life to those who accept Him for who He is. In John 8:12, 12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” ~ John 8:12
In other words, you have God’s guidance in life through your relationship with Christ. You’ll have God’s knowledge, God’s wisdom, God’s purpose, God’s plans, all available to enlighten you. You’re not on your own. You’re not alone in this world. Emmanuel: God is with you. Jesus also says,
9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. ~ John 10:9-10
Jesus came to give us the good news that God is not against us for our sins. Did you know that? God is not against you for your sins? God is for you, against your sins? There’s a world of difference. The devil is against us, Jesus says. But God is for us. Paul wrote about it this way in Romans 8.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. ~ Romans 8:31-34
Like the author of Hebrews told us, Jesus, our great High Priest, doesn’t have to stop interceding. Because He lives forever, He continually, perpetually, intercedes for us on our behalf, He is our Invincible, Super Hero. Man of Steel Paul goes on:
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … NO! 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. ~ Romans 8:35, 37
And then Paul says this amazing phrase, he says,
38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39
YAY GOD? Paul just said that in Christ, we are invincible. Do you believe it? Do you believe it? Say it again. I am invincible. Jesus assures us of this again and again and again and again throughout the good news for the Gospels that he will be our guide through life, he will never leave us, he will never forsake us, he will never let us down. He will always be with us. The Daily Planet and Clark Kent never gave that kind of good news! Jesus is our protector. He is our Savior. He’s our Shepherd. Jesus says in John 10:11 11
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. ~ John 10:11
Now, if you’re not a Christ-follower yet, don’t miss this lesson. Don’t miss this. Jesus, the perfect son of God, came to Earth and lived a perfect life … FOR YOU. He lived the life that you could never possibly live on your own. A perfect life. Absolutely perfect with no sin at all. And then he took all of your sins on Himself. In fact, he literally became all of your sin and nailed that sin to the cross with him. And then he laid down his life for you.
He destroyed the powers of sin, death, and grave all out of love for you so that you could be forgiven. Now he offers you the credit that He earned for His perfect standing with God. He’s offering you eternal life for free! He’s offering to make you invincible for free! That’s amazing, Good news. Clark Kent and the Daily Planet never conceived of good news like this. Jesus is offering you forgiveness. He’s offering you right standing with God, eternal life, and all you have to do … Don’t miss this. Listen. All you have to do is receive it. Receive this free gift that Jesus is offering. That’s so outstanding. This is so amazing. Don’t miss your chance to receive it. Don’t miss it. Don’t miss this Good news. One time, Jesus heard his good friend Lazarus was deathly ill. He traveled to see him. But by the time he arrived, Lazarus was already dead and he’d been buried for three days and Jesus arrives at the home of Lazarus, and his sisters Mary and Martha. Martha comes out to see Him,
21 Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.” ~ John 11:21-23
Of course, Jesus mean Lazarus would rise that very day but Martha missed it at first.
24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I AM (there is is again, spoken to Moses from the burning bush, Ehyeh, I am Yahweh) I AM the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” ~ John 11:24-27
Martha totally got it. Jesus shared the same good news with her that He is sharing with you today through me. And it’s this, we talked about this in-depth last Sunday as well. If you place your faith in Jesus, you will never die, not ultimately. Even though your body will die on this Earth, your spirit lives on and you will be given a new glorified body one day. You will live again.
If you die before He comes again, your spirit will live with Him in heaven and when He creates the New Heaven and New Earth You’ll live forever with Him on the New Earth in your new, glorified, perfect body. Just before Jesus’s arrest and crucifixion, he was trying to prepare the disciples for his temporary departure. He said,
1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. ~ John 14:1-6
There it is again, Ehyeh, the name of God spoken to Moses – I am Yahweh. I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. Jesus continued:
7 If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” 8 Philip *said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus *said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. ~ John 14:7-14
In other words, because Jesus is invincible, if we follow Him, we will be invincible too. Anything the Father tells us to do we will be able to do, even if it seems impossible. So what about it? I’m putting the question to you tonight. Are you a believer in Jesus Christ? Are you a Christ-follower? Have you placed your faith in Him and Him alone for your salvation, for your eternal life? Do you believe that Jesus is who He says He is and that He will do what He has promised to do? Jesus also said in John 15:5
5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. ~ John 15:5
Our Superman, our Man of Steel, Jesus Christ, the Invincible one, tells us the secret of the abundant life, the secret to a victorious life of joy and purpose and fulfillment on Earth, the secret of a successful life of bearing lots of spiritual fruit in this life and securing our place in eternity. The secret is all about staying connected to placing your faith in and your trust in Jesus Christ. If you haven’t done it already, I am urging and compelling you to not delay any further. Tomorrow may be too late. Become a follower of Jesus Christ. Commit your life to Christ today. As the Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 6
1 And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— 2 for He says, “At the acceptable time I listened to you, And on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”— ~ 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
All of this good news I’ve shared today is from the Gospels, and from our Daily Planet newspaper we call the Bible. It was specifically written not by Kal-El, from Krypton, but by Emanu-el Himself, the Word of God, who came from heaven to be God with us. Jesus is our Superman, our Man of Steel, our Lord, and Savior. All of his promises can be yours. So if you’re a follower of Christ, or if you are ready to become a follower of Christ, you need to celebrate this in a big way tonight! Because of our Superman, Jesus Christ, we are invincible. We will live forever. YAY GOD? Our flesh and bones will take some hits in this world but our real self is the soul that lives inside this body. This body is just the vehicle that moves the real us around on planet Earth. In Christ, our spirit is invincible. No one can really hurt us. No one can really kill us. In all these things, we are overwhelming conquerors. We are invincible. Will you affirm or reaffirm yourself as a follower of Jesus Christ, the Invincible Man of Steel tonight? I hope so.
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