Editorial: More About Jesus

So why publish another work, especially one so brief, on the person about whom the most has already been written? What more could honestly be said about Jesus Christ our Lord? Well, a lot more, infinitely more, because He is infinitely beautiful. Like a mine packed with precious jewels impossible to fully unearth, the pages of Scripture are filled with the revelation of the glories of God’s Son which can never be exhausted. Every generation since Christ came, died, rose again and ascended has had the privilege of excavating these precious pages, whether written before His coming or after. Old and New Testaments agree that in Christ “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:3 KJV). We are grateful that so much has been unearthed by previous generations and have deep appreciation for what they have learned and taught us. But the pursuit of knowing Christ will never end.

We may spend our energies chasing after the knowledge of many things, but there is nothing so valuable and practical as knowing Christ. And the more we know of Him, the more we want to know, which means our search, study, dialogue, preaching, and writing on the person of Christ continue, with very rewarding results. How often while studying your Bible or listening to teaching have you thought, “I’ve never heard that about Him before”? It’s possible that you’ll say this again as you read through this issue of Truth & Tidings, which is devoted to the greatest subject of all – the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ. And even if you don’t, these reminders of His glory and beauty will warm your heart as you meditate on the Savior once more.

So why another treatment of this magnificent subject? Because not only is the subject infinite but also transformational. As Thomas Kelly said, there is “no subject so glorious as He, no theme so affecting to us.”[1] The life-changing effect we experience as we learn more of Christ and obey His Word is that little by little we become more like Him (2Co 3:18).

This issue includes teaching about Christ’s eternal existence as Son within the Godhead, His incarnation, deity, sinlessness, and perfect earthly service. The Savior’s sacrificial death, glorious resurrection and ascension to God’s right hand, as well as His present and future ministries, are helpfully explored. It is our prayer that this concise treatment of the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ will lead us to know Him better, love Him deeper, serve Him more, and become a little more like Him.

More about Jesus let me learn,
More of His holy will discern:
Spirit of God, my teacher be,
Showing the things of Christ to me.

More about Jesus; on His throne,
Riches in glory all His own;
More of His kingdom’s sure increase;
More of His coming – Prince of Peace.[2]

[1] “We’ll Sing of the Shepherd That Died”

[2] Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1851–1920)