Saturday, November 01, 2008

Stay in the World

Second part of a four part series in Mark's gospel - Mark 7: Stay in the world / Jesus came for sinners. I experimented with Bible and a very minimal outline for this talk, though it was originally written with a full script. I think this helped connect with the cafe-style context of this Christian Union meeting. The downside is that I wasn't as clear as I could have been at some points.

Should Christians go clubbing? Should Christians drink? What does holiness look like? Should we amputate sinful limbs? Should we be handwashers like the pharisees? Jesus The Wisdom of God looks us all in the eye and exposes the real issue. Our attempts at holiness deny the word of God because sin is not circumstantial. Sin is in the heart. And we can't do anything about that. Good news though, Jesus came for sinners- turn to him and then stay in the world where he was found with sinners.

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