“The Incomplete Biography” by J. D. Jones

post date: August 20, 2010

Notes from Chapter 14 of Paul’s Certainties by J. D. Jones. This chapter contains the sermon “The Incomplete Biography” based on John 21:25, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”

“All we shall ever know of His earthly life is contained in four small booklets that do not make a hundred pages between them.”

“’The life of Christ’ far transcends anything and everything that has been said about Him.”

“You can only write a complete biography of a man whose work is done, and whose life is at an end. But you cannot write the complete story of a man who is alive and in the midst of his activities. And that is why the complete story of Jesus Christ cannot be written. Jesus is is not dead!

“His life is an unfinished life. The utmost any one can do is to bring the story up to date, and write ’To be continued’ on the last page.”

“The achievements and triumphs of the Church are really the achievements and triumphs of Christ.”

“The story of William Wilberforce and his splendid struggle for the freedom of the slave is part of the story of Christ.”

“We have each of us a chapter to supply for the biography of Christ, and till each believer has written down what the Lord has done for his soul, the biography is still incomplete.”

“Brethren, in that complete biography shall you and I find a place? To complete it, must it have chapters declaring what Christ has done for us? Or will it be complete without us?”

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