Milk vs. Meat: Why Society Needs Jesus
Deepening our perspective on God, his view of the world and thus our desires…
How do we view society? What’s broken in our culture?
How do you view the bible?
-Self help book?
-Basic instructions before leaving earth?
-A story book?
-The old part and the relevant part?
-The bile is a dictionary of God’s character.
WWJD?? What Would “Jonathan” Do?
What didn’t Jesus do?
-He didn’t ask/expect the man to clean out his spiritual house prior to healing
-He didn’t tell the man how/why he was in the mess he was
-He didn’t give the 5 steps to take to do better on his own
God’s character of reaching the lost
Adam and Eve
-In the account of Adam and Eve , who did wrong?
–Who/what was cursed?
–Who had consequences?
-God still provided for Adam and Eve
–Atonement for Sin
-Evil was prevalent on the earth
-God would not deal with all of those who had turned away from him
-Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
–What testimony did Noah have before the world
–What would have happened if they repent?
-Who did Moses minister to?
-How did God reveal Himself through Moses?
-In the end God didn’t only bring out the Israelites
-The prophets of the old testament were constantly trying to get the people to turn from other god’s and return to the Lord
-Have you not done this to yourself
-What was Jesus’ ministry full of?
-Who did he reveal Himself and thus the Father to?
-Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost” Luke 19:9-10
Disciples & Us
-Who are we to minister to?
-How can God reveal himself through us?
-Jesus came and told his disciples, Matthew 28:18-20
What is the real battle??
-Adam and Eve: The serpent
-Noah: The Nephilim
-Moses: The gods of Egypt
-Prophets: The gods of other societies
-Jesus: The devil’s temptation
-Disciples: Judas’ betrayal
When We Minister
-We need to remember who we are fighting for and who we are fighting against.
-A final word Ephesians 6:10-12
The criminal on the cross Luke 23:40-43
How do we get here?
-1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Action comes after forgiveness
How do we view society?
What’s broken in our culture?
Don’t miss Jesus
-Many people have missed Jesus throughout history because they were looking for something that Jesus was not.
Who is Jesus?
-Jesus was not a political revolutionary then and he still isn’t today
-Jesus is a savior concerned about our eternal condition
-It isn’t about what we DO but what has been DONE!