What I read today;
Romans 11; Matthew 11; Jeremiah 35; Psalm 101; 2 Chronicles 21-22; Leviticus 17
Certain verses in the Bible are doctrinal giants. They are verses quoted and used without ceasing to show how we are justified, sanctified and how God is glorified.
Verses like Ephesians 2 vs. 8-9 – saved by grace, John 3 vs. 16 – God so loved the world, Genesis 1 – Creation, Genesis 3 – The Fall into Sin, Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments, Matthew 6 vs. 9-13 – The Lords Prayer, Matthew 26 vs. 26-27 – The Lords Supper. All of these have been used to build doctrines and helped to create the church as it stands today.
But how do you show people the character of Jesus?
How can we use the Bible to reach out with the Love of God rather than a rulebook
Matthew 11 vs. 27-30;
All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
How about we use scripture like Matthew 11 vs. 27-30 and show people the character of Jesus himself. To explain to people who Jesus is and what he did for us.