Restoring God’s Image – Week 4

This Sunday at 11am, we’ll gather for week 4 of our conversation about restoring God’s image.

Here’s the journey we’ve been on so far:

1.) Too often powerful & influential people use the word “God” to justify their control and cruelty. This is how “God” becomes a problem.

2.) But God is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.”

3.) God does not demand a transaction involving an innocent death. The ritual sacrifices were a sign and seal of a rededicated life.

4.) The prophets proved the point by teaching that the sacrifices of God’s people didn’t matter and weren’t even welcomed if they didn’t lead to a more just way of life.

All of this is to say, that Jesus’ death was not a transaction that appeased a cruel and controlling God with an innocent death. So, if that’s true. Why did God send Jesus? Read The Devil Made Me Do It for an answer.

You can also read The Devil Made Me Do It in Part 1 and Part 2 on Medium.

Join the conversation on Sunday at 11am.

Posted on July 23, 2019, in Worship. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Restoring God’s Image – Week 4.

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