Text From the Cover of our Sunday Bulletin
His Name Is Jesus
The person of Jesus is widely misunderstood in our culture at large and sometimes within segments of the Church as well. He is neither the self-actualized man of the New Age philosophy nor simply the gifted teacher of liberal theology: neither the politically correct ambassador of post-modern tolerance nor the bigoted judge of repressive authoritarianism.
He is the passionately personal Creator God who, motivate by love, miraculously entered creation and creatureness with us to build a bridge of reconciliation back to Himself. In living as a man among us, He revealed His divine nature in terms accessible to our human sensitivities. In dyeing as a perfect sacrifice for sin, He tore down the barrier that divided us from His own purity. In rising from death, He chartered the single course that bridges the gap from this preliminary chapter of life into an eternal existence with Him in a setting He once termed "paradise".
God's revelation of Himself as Jesus Christ is surprising in its simplicity because by nature He is true and pure. It is the sophistication of our attempts to justify our patterns of resistance that make Him seem so complicated. He invites us to lay these patterns down-self-pretense and -defense- to engage Him in the arena of unchanging truth, reality, and common sense. There, if we are willing to cease our own god-imagination, we can come to know the true God as Savior, Lord, Teacher, Counselor, and Friend.
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