Through Christ, God would redeem the world and save us to himself. Through Christ, God would activate his church one person at a time. He would breathe in that other piece of the Trinity—the Spirit—and send us to make disciples as we go along the way.
How is it possible to daily live out peace, reconciliation, wholeness, the Trinity, citizenship, and Christ as the 'center' of our lives? How do we do this in the busyness of the Advent season?
Jesus does so much more than saying he is the Bread of Life. He fulfills his promise as he and his disciples share the Last Supper and he proves it through his sacrifice on the cross.
Christ’s authorship is perfect because of his suffering. As author of our faith, Christ wrestles with the weaknesses of the human body in temptation, he wrestles with disciples who are looking for an entirely different ending, he wrestles with God himself and the climax God demands.
Throughout the Old Testament the sovereign name of God (I AM) is used to show love, power, clarity and leadership. In Isaiah, the prophet anticipates the incarnation of God in Christ, by finishing the unfinished sentence “I AM…” Later, when Christ came, He would fulfill and expand Isaiah’s prophecy by showing us exactly who God is in the world.
God did not create us to run in seventeen different directions at once. I have heard it said, “God created you to be a human being, not a human doing.”