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Because of the historical effect of the life and ministry of Jesus', his life's work was from a number of point of views on scandal after another.
Case in point, the lowly birth. His mom Mary a teenage mom and a virgin ... seriously? The|story of the spotless conception redefines "crisis pregnancy."
Then let's enter his public ministry. He was "dormant" as far as being beyond the public eye for the first thirty years of his life. Scripture does not have numerous references to his youth or teenage years, conserve for the reality we understand he impressed lots of religious leaders in the temple at a young age (Luke 2:46 -50).
Jesus carried out lots of miracles. From turning water into wine to recovery a guy born blind. The immediate treating of ten individuals who were afflicted by leprosy. The raising of Lazarus from the dead, the feeding of thousands with a couple of fish and a few loaves of bread supplied by a young boy. Not to point out that truth that Peter walked on water. The spiritual leaders of the day could not explain these miracles. And because they might not comprehend it, they might not let it stand. They had to make an example of this male who dines with sinners and performs works of wonder.
They asked themselves- "Who Precisely who is this man? And where does he derive such mystical and yet undeniable powers?"
The biggest scandal of Jesus' life isn't exactly what he did. It's is exactly what he stated ... about himself.
" Very genuinely, I inform you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has immortality, and does not come under judgment, but has actually passed from death to life." John 5:24
" Those who consume my flesh and consume my blood have everlasting life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink." John 6:54 -55.
" I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never ever walk in darkness however will have the light of life." John 8:12.
" I am the way, the reality and the life. Clayton Jennings NOBODY comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.
Scandalous-blasphemous statements like this would get any male or woman nailed to a tree in an agonizing death sentence. And a lawbreaker's death is what Jesus received. Jesus was brutally beaten, tortured and humiliated in complete view of the leaders of the Jewish faith. Those exact same individuals in power thought that the scandal died with Jesus. But they did not know the whole story.
3 days later on, never ever mind the truth that armed guards were positioned right outside the burial place of Jesus (and the truth that the Clayton Jennings rock in front of the tomb was more bouldered size than anything else) Jesus' tomb was discovered empty. And so for 40 days after his resurrection the scandal of Jesus continued. He instructed his disciples to continue the scandal by taking fortunately of the biggest scandal ever told to all nations.
The good news is a Clayton Jennings story of the outrageous, Clayton Jennings wreckless love of God, for people who rebel, take him for approved and deal with each other inadequately. The good news is that we do not get exactly what we deserve. We get grace.
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