Since “Atonement” is one of those words which may strike us as too theological to comprehend, the Bible gives us several “languages” which communicate what atonement means using scenarios we can relate to. We explore 5 of these languages: The Battlefield, The Marketplace, The Temple, The Law Courts, and Exile. And we ask 3 questions of each: Where does this language place me w/out Jesus? Where does this language place Jesus? And where does this language place me once I am in Jesus?
As part of our series on seeing Jesus in every Bible book, we spend some time with the Old Testament book most quoted in the New Testament and see previews of the experiences of Jesus all over the place.
As part of our long series exploring the themes of each Bible book and how the book points us to Jesus, we tackle Job and find at least 2 ways which the message anticipates Jesus - The Innocent Sufferer and The Advocate.
Responses to the following questions:
1. Are we making an idol out of the cross?
2. What is a scriptural divorce and what isn’t?
3. As children of God, are we sinning when we are afraid to die?
Movement toward the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle is a picture of how we should see worship. The Book of Hebrews repeatedly uses the expression "draw near" to describe what Jesus enables for each of us in worship through Him. This is a reflection on confident closeness to God in worship.
Shame is probably one of the most under rated emotions when dealing with sin. Not only does shame make us place a label on ourselves but it can also make us withdraw from God leaving us feeling even more alone. Today we explore the destructive nature of shame and how Jesus frees us from its bondage.
Psalm 22 is one of the most vivid and detailed descriptions of the cross experience - what it meant for Jesus and what it means for us.
We look at 3 occasions in Mark's Gospel when disciples questioned the language Jesus used of His coming death. These questions point to a larger one: Did God have to die?