Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church
of Des Moines, Iowa
The One

Periodically a book, magazine article, or website will come out with a list ranking the greatest men and women in history.  And of course the problem with these types of lists is that they are so subjective.  How can you rank people?  How do you define greatness?  How do you keep the author’s bias from seeping through?  But you can always count on a few familiar faces being near the top, including Galileo, Isaac Newton, Napoleon, and Christopher Columbus.  If someone traditionally has “The Great” attached to their name, then there’s a good chance you’ll find them on the list as well, such as Alexander the Great, Peter the Great, and Cyrus the Great.  But in the top ten of almost any list of great people you’ll find Jesus Christ.  He’s well worthy of the honor, of course.  Our BC/AD calendar designations are a salute to his influence.  There are an estimated 2 billion people in the world who identify with him as “Christians.”  The book containing his life teachings has sold more copies than any other in history.  

But what makes Jesus so “great”?  Is it his sheer influence?  His moral example?  His revolutionary teachings?  From the New Testament’s perspective, putting Jesus anywhere on a list among men – even at the top – doesn't do him justice.  In Scripture he’s put forth as The One.  He’s The One who holds the world together.  He’s The One who gives us purpose.  He’s The One who makes all things new.  For the Christian believer he is The One, and there is no other.  But most people never really consider how our understanding of Jesus as The One will inevitably have an overwhelming influence on the different aspects of our lives.  This concept was surely not lost to the apostle Paul, and he wrote a letter to the ancient church in Colossae to shore up their shaky perception of Jesus.  Do you want to know Jesus?  Do you want to know why he matters?  Do you want to understand why some peculiar people devote their entire lives to pleasing someone who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, and why they dramatically alter their lives in conformity to his?  Has anyone changed your life like that?  Please join us this summer for our next sermon series entitled “The One,” and watch as the apostle Paul paints his portrait of Jesus in his epistle to the Colossians.

Sunday's Message - 8/31/2014
The One Who Holds Us Together
"The One" Series
Passage: Colossians 4:7-18

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held June 22 - June 26, 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Please register!

Service Times
  • » Worship service
    Sunday - 10:00 am
  • » Bible classes for all ages
    Sunday - 8:45 am
  • » Mid-week activities
    Wednesday - 7:00 pm
Nursery services are available for newborns - 2 year olds

Find us
Two miles south of downtown Des Moines at Indianola Ave and SE 9th:
Indianola Heights Evangelical Free Church
3000 SE 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515) 244-4462
Fax: (515) 244-6400
Email: office@ihefc.org