Outgoing Session 3 – 22 September 2011
The Surprising God
The Question is always Which God?
It’s not about Theism versus Atheism
It's a god eat god world out there and it's every god for himself!
Everyone believes. Everyone has a god.
We proclaim Jesus – the Surprising God.
Jesus is God-Sized. And God is Jesus-Shaped.
Only through Jesus are we let into the Family Secret
Without Jesus are there other ways of knowing God?
Let’s examine: Reason, Religion, Old Testament and Creation.
Alternative Paths to God?
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of philosophy looks nothing like the God of the Cross!
Numbers 33:50-53; Deut 7:1-6; 12:1-3; 29:16-18; 32:15-21; Psalm 96:4-5; 106:35-40; Isaiah 41:21-24; 44:6-26; Jeremiah 16:19-21; Romans 1:23-25; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 10:20.
The gods of the religions look nothing like the God of the Cross!
Jesus has always been the Way to God
Abraham, Moses and Isaiah trusted Christ.
Jesus simply is the Lord God of Israel.
Jesus is Lord – Creation’s Voice Proclaims It!
The creation reveals a very great deal about God
It does so by revealing Christ!
But unless our eyes are opened through the Spirit and His Word we will miss it.
Jesus really is the One Image of God!
He should be the One Subject of our conversation.
Common Objection: Isn’t it a bit narrow to say that Jesus is the only way?
How are the three Persons of the Trinity described?
How do they relate to each other?
Next Week: The Triune God
The Trinity is not a problem in evangelism. It’s the solution!