Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jesus is the Message

Jesus Christ is not just gentle, He is gentleness.
He is not just kind, He is kindness.
He is not just a peacemaker, He is peace.
He is not just truthful, He is Truth.

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If Jesus is the beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, why look for another beginning, why fear the end?

source: here

One last thought from me that perhaps relates. The book of Hebrews begins this way:

"In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days has spoken to us by a Son ..."

One way to read this is that Jesus was the messenger. Another, more subtle way to read this is that Jesus was the message. See the difference?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's Grace We Need Help Understanding

Sometimes, in an effort to remind people of the cost of the cross, we withhold grace until we are sure they understand their sin. But it's in giving of our grace that we remind people they need to go to Jesus to find their own.

People understand their sin without our help. It's grace they need help understanding.

The quote above was taken from this video: