April 8, 2012, “All Yours in Christ”

William Randolph Hearst was a great newspaper tycoon in the early 1900s. He was one of the most prolific art collectors in the world. One day he read about an extremely valuable piece of art, which he decided he must add to his extensive collection. He instructed his agent to scour the galleries of the world to find the masterpiece he was determined to have at any price. After many months of diligent searching, the agent reported something surprising to Mr. Hearst. The valuable piece of art that Hearst wanted so badly actually already belonged to him. For years it had been stored in one of his warehouses. He had no idea what he possessed.

And the same thing is true for followers of Jesus Christ. We really don’t comprehend all that is ours in Christ. The Apostle Paul knew this and it moved him to pray a powerful prayer that is recorded in Ephesians 1. Open your Bibles to Ephesians 1:17.


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    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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