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“Bones and Blood and Mangled Flesh” Gospel

This is a great post from Dr. Russell D. Moore, the Dean of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  In honor of Baskin-Robbins’ 31 Flavors (disclaimer: their website says that their “library” now contains over 1,000 flavors), I’ll give you a small, plastic spoonfull:

 “Let’s teach them how to find themselves in Christ, to conform to His life, and to follow His steps through His Spirit, looking always to His cross and His resurrection and His glory. Let’s put aside the cartoons–whether in our children’s programs or in our Sunday morning sermons–and proclaim Christ.

Ketchup and pickle juice is one thing. But we have more than a Veggie Tales Gospel. We have a gospel about bones and blood and mangled flesh. We have a Gospel of nail scarred hands and a table of bread and wine. We have a Gospel that propels us to suffer and even to die, because we have seen how God has kept His promise to the pioneer of our salvation, our firstborn Brother, our Lord Jesus.

 

Let’s reclaim the narrative of Scripture, all of it, and let’s remember what it–all of it–is about: not a set of ethereal doctrines or a compilation of ethical principles or a guidebook of psychological tips but a Person who was dead and is now alive. Let’s anchor our lives in that Story, and sing with our brothers and sisters around us, ‘I love to tell the Story….because I know it’s true.'”

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July 5, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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