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o why publish another work, es-  And even if you don’t, these reminders of
              pecially one so brief, on the person  His glory and beauty will warm your heart
        Sabout whom the most has already  as you meditate on the Savior once more.
        been written? What more could honestly   So why another treatment of this mag-
        be said about Jesus Christ our Lord? Well,   nificent subject? Because not only is the
        a lot more, infinitely more, because He is   subject infinite but also transformational.
        infinitely beautiful. Like a mine packed   As Thomas Kelly said, there is “no subject
        with precious jewels impossible to fully   so glorious as He, no theme so affecting to
        unearth, the pages of Scripture are filled   us.”  The life-changing effect we experi-
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        with the revelation of the glories of God’s   ence as we learn more of Christ and obey
        Son which can never be exhausted. Every   His Word is that little by little we become
        generation since Christ came, died, rose   more like Him (2Co 3:18).
        again and ascended has had the privilege of
                                               This  issue  includes  teaching  about
        excavating these precious pages, whether   Christ’s eternal existence as Son within
        written before His coming or after. Old and   the Godhead, His incarnation, deity, sin-
        New Testaments agree that in Christ “are
        hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowl-  lessness, and perfect earthly service. The
        edge” (Col 2:3 KJV). We are grateful that   Savior’s sacrificial death, glorious resurrec-
        so much has been unearthed by previous   tion and ascension to God’s right hand, as
        generations and have deep appreciation   well as His present and future ministries,
        for what they have learned and taught   are helpfully explored. It is our prayer that
        us. But the pursuit of knowing Christ will   this concise treatment of the person and
        never end.                           work of our Lord Jesus Christ will lead
          We may spend our energies chasing after   us to know Him better, love Him deeper,
        the knowledge of many things, but there is   serve Him more, and become a little more
        nothing so valuable and practical as know-  like Him.
        ing Christ. And the more we know of Him,    More about Jesus let me learn,
        the more we want to know, which means       More of His holy will discern:
        our search, study, dialogue, preaching, and   Spirit of God, my teacher be,
        writing on the person of Christ continue,   Showing the things of Christ to me.
        with very rewarding results. How often     More about Jesus; on His throne,
        while studying your Bible or listening to    Riches in glory all His own;
        teaching have you thought, “I’ve never
        heard that about Him before”? It’s pos-  More of His kingdom’s sure increase;
        sible that you’ll say this again as you read   More of His coming –
        through this issue of Truth & Tidings, which     Prince of Peace. 2
        is devoted to the greatest subject of all – the   ¹ “We’ll Sing of the Shepherd That Died”
        person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ.  ² Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1851–1920)

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