Sunday, December 2, 2012

25 Names of Jesus: {Day 2} Alpha & Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13

When I think of Jesus being the Alpha and the Omega, I usually think of the fact that Jesus was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 1:8). That He was there in the beginning (John 1:1) and that He will be there in the end, when the final battle has been won. He has been and always will be.

And these are accurate thoughts. But what I have never really considered before is that Jesus is also the Alpha and Omega in relation to His redemptive work on the cross. He came to earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross and rose from the grave, conquering death and hell, once and for all. Period. The end. It is finished. (John 19:30)

Nothing needs to be added to or taken away from what He did. His sacrifice on the cross is the only sacrifice that we have ever needed and/or will ever need. And if you ever encounter a person (or an organization) that tries to add to or take away from the gospel message of Jesus Christ, I suggest you run the other way! :) Or perhaps, politely let them know that Jesus is the Beginning and the End concerning God's redemption plan.

I hope you are having fun hanging your 25 Names of Jesus advent ornaments and discussing His names with your family! Go here to read the other posts in this series and to download the free printable ornaments if you want to follow along as we countdown to Christmas!

Happy December, friends! It's the most wonderful time of the year! :)

About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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