Jesus is Enough

By Anne Graham Lotz   •   October 28, 2011   •   Topics: ,

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year! Our family celebrates it with lots of food, family and football. But woven throughout all that we do is an attitude of abundant gratitude for the blessings God has given us. After our celebratory meal, we give each family member an opportunity to thank God for at least one blessing received since the last Thanksgiving.

What are some of the blessings that you thank God for this year? Your physical health … or His faithfulness to see you through sickness? Your financial health … or His wisdom to help you navigate and avoid financial disaster? Your family and friends who have stayed with you through good times and bad … or His comfort to ease the pain of those who have abandoned you? Your church that has helped you stay focused on Him because they have encouraged you by their love … or His commitment to never leave you or forsake you when the church has betrayed you?

As children of God, we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ—with the things that truly matter from Heaven’s perspective. Jesus is all we need. Jesus is enough.

Read Genesis 1 and Colossians 1:15-23.

Colossians 1:15

  • Who is God, according to Genesis 1:1, 27? Isaiah 40:28, 44:24? John 4:24? 1 Timothy 4:10?
  • How many gods are there in the universe? See 1 Corinthians 8:6.
  • Has anyone ever seen God? See 1 John 4:12.
  • Through Whom has He revealed Himself? Read Hebrews 1:1-3, John 1:18, John 14:8-9, Colossians 1:15.
  • Can a person worship God without honoring Jesus Christ as His unique Son? Give key phrases from John 5:19-23.
  • If Jesus is God, what problem are you facing that you think is greater than He can solve?

Colossians 1:16

  • Who is the Creator? Name one thing He did not create. See Colossians 1:15-16, Ephesians 3:9 and Revelation 4:11.
  • How many times does the phrase “and God said,” or the equivalent, occur in Genesis 1? Give the verses.
  • Was “and God said” more than just a phrase of language? What explanation does John 1:1-3, 14 give?
  • Is there anyone in the universe with greater authority? Give phrases from Matthew 28:18, Ephesians 1:22-23, John 17:2.
  • If Jesus is the Creator of all things, and He is, what person, culture, or force do you think is beyond His reach or outside of His jurisdiction?

Colossians 1:17-19

  • Who is the most important person in the universe? See Colossians 1:17-18.
  • What is His position, according to Ephesians 1:20? Revelation 5:6? 5:13? Isaiah 6:1 with John 12:41?
  • How is His position recognized even by His enemies? See Luke 4:31-37, Revelation 19:11-20.
  • If Jesus holds the highest position in the universe, and He does, who or what do you think can defy Him and get away with it?

Colossians 1:20-23

  • What is God’s purpose for you? See Colossians 1:20-23, Ephesians 1:4-8, Romans 8:29. Compare Genesis 1:28 with Ephesians 1:3.
  • How is His purpose accomplished in your life? Give the steps:
  • Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:9
  • Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 2:38, 3:19
  • John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 3:22
  • Revelation 3:20, John 1:12
  • Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Corinthians 6:11
  • Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 John 3:1-3
  • Philippians 1:6

How is it possible to know God personally? Compare John 3:16 with John 10:10, 27-30 and 17:3.
Do you know God personally?

If Jesus is God in human flesh …

If Jesus holds the highest position in the universe, and everything and everyone is subject to His authority …

If Jesus has a purpose that He is actively completing in the universe as well as in your own life …

It stands to reason that He is enough—for anyone, for everyone, at any time, all the time, in any situation, for every situation! So why isn’t He enough for you? What more could He be … or do … or say? Maybe you just need to get to know Him better.

This Thanksgiving, would you thank God for Jesus by taking time to get to know Him for Who He is in His deity, authority, supremacy and activity? Read your Bible every day, listening for Him to speak to you through it. Talk to Him in prayer. Discover for yourself that Jesus is enough!  ©2011 Anne Graham Lotz

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  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you for the encouragement and renewed hope. I'm struggling with an addiction and keep wondering why God can't be enough. I now believe He can. Thank you for allowing Him to use you to speak to me.

  2. Mona says:

    May our ALL MIGHTY GOD BLESS you, Dr. Graham, Franklin Graham and yours, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and those you have blessed and will bless, ALWAYS AND FOREVERMORE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you ALL, Amen. Yours in Christ, Mona.

  3. GrammaDar says:

    I thank our God for loving me and saving me so I can be with Him forever! There is none like the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!! Than you God!!!!

  4. Diann says:

    Thank You, for blessing me with the solid word of God to get me through this holiday season. Jesus is enough and my life is rich in Him. I lack not in the promises of Jesus. It is the eve of thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for.

  5. Pauline says:

    Asking God to keep equipping me with the ability to stay in prayer while continuing to look past all my foes Faust or ought against me to use all those bad intents for my stepping stones upward. Amen