Before there was a website called “TheSchoolOfChrist.Org” there was just a pastor and a pastor’s wife who had a revelation of Christ in His glory and tried to explain what they saw to others.
When they tried to explain it to the people in their church, the church wouldn’t let him preach anymore. So he began to write. Eventually those writings got them both kicked out.
That was us back in 1997. It seems like a million years ago now.
Since then I’ve written a lot of things and I’ve taught a lot of things.
But lest anyone forgets (especially me), there is only one thing that makes me do what I do.
I’ve written about the religious system. I’ve written about discipleship. I’ve written about spiritual growth and maturity. I’ve written about the prophetic calling.
All these things needs to be looked at and examined. They have a place.
Yet these issues are like spokes moving outward from a central hub. What is the center? What does it all lead back towards? What is the one overriding concern?
It all comes from, and leads to, one thing: THAT IN ALL THINGS, CHRIST WOULD HAVE THE PREEMINENCE.
It all started with a simple premise. Seven simple words from John 3:30 that describes the purpose and plan of God for all things past, present, and future:
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Some see this as a simple statement coming from John the Baptist.
I see it as the key that unlocks the door to the greatest spiritual revelation God has ever given to man.
Christ MUST increase. He must. Therefore He will. And He is.
Meanwhile, we MUST decrease. And since we must, we will. And we are.
These simple truths must be re-visited over and over again until they permeate us through and through.
And when things get rough, this is the revelation I keep returning to over and over again.
People ask, “With all the things you have written, what writings do you recommend the most? Or where do you suggest someone new to your writings begins?”
Without a doubt – the articles that focus on Jesus Christ in all His preeminent glory.
That’s why I’m publishing them in this book.
In this one volume you’ll find the most important, Christ-centered material I have ever produced – plus some new writings never before released.
I am pleased to make it available to you and I hope you will consider making it a part of your personal library.
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