Andy Jesus, Hartley, David discussed on New England Weekend


The backstory behind the apparent contradiction. You may encounter with the Bible is all about It's not a book of rules. It's not a registry of names. It's a story about the God who loves his people and wants to stay with them. Andy Jesus. God has come to stay. He's counter to sit at the table. And relax with them to share a meal into Be with them. To be with you. To be with me. Forgot to stay with us. It's going to be Complicated plot. Because we are contradictory lot. Hartley. I don't know about you, but I Him full. Of contradictions. And my life is full of contradictions. And the list would be way longer than five pages. One moment I'm a Farris e and I think I'm better than everybody else. And then the next moment, I'm a sinner. And I wish that I could be someone else. Over here. I'm amazed at how good I am. But over there I am shocked at how petty and selfish And sick. I am I just want to be loved. But I know that I'm not worthy of love. I am a walking contradiction. And I think you are too As were the people who rejected God's king. As were the people who crucified Jesus. We are full of contradictions. And yet God loves us anyhow. He wants to stay with us. See, this is the back story behind the Bible's apparent contradictions. God. Act in a way that seems contradictory because he is ah, Holy God, who wants to stay with unholy people? And so he breaks down. To build up. He threatens. So that he could make a promise he kills. So that he can make alive. So Jesus became the chosen king, who is rejected for us. Jesus is the king of kings, who became the servant and the slave for us. God who cannot die became a human being to die and offer his life is the sacrifice. For us. And then Jesus did the most contradictory thing of all. He took a shameful death. Which is the end of us all. And he made a new beginning for all And now he is alive. And if you listen to his backstory You can still hear him say David's words to abaya, Thor. Stay with me. You'll be safe with me. That's the story behind the Apparent contradictions of the Bible God Appears contradictory because he's loving us through. Are contradictions. And I admit it is a complicated story. A convoluted story, sometimes a confusing story, and I don't always understand it. But it's a realistic story. It's not only a story that's true, but it's a story that's true to life. And if the Bible where anything less That would be the contradiction. Would you pray with me? Father God. We thank you for welcoming us into your presence. You. Need nothing. You lack nothing. You have everything and it seems absurd that you would welcome us. With all our contradictions into your presence. So we thank you. We praise you. We hide ourselves in you through Jesus Christ, Your son, our king who lives.

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