The gospel in seven words
God's all-encompassing love enters the world in the
person of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Spirit.
Jesus Christ revitalizes,
personalizes and universalizes God's covenants with the people of Israel.
We are The Church of
Infinite Chances, where every sinner is a saint and vice versa. "Sinners
welcome," reads the banner on my church.
The gospel in seven words or less
used only six words; I rested on the seventh.
The Spirit who raised
Jesus from the dead is working to infiltrate the whole creation with God's
Our "no" is a human
rejection of God's claim on us as our creator, sustainer and lord, a rejection
that produces alienation and isolation, even from ourselves.
According to both Irenaus
and Athanasios, God became like us so that we might become like God. Clement
observes that through obedience one "becomes a god while still walking in
The gospel begins
and ends with God. Jesus makes God's action good news. But the word
"Jesus" alone doesn't help me; such Jesus is a nice guy, but I need
Jesus Christ, God's anointed.
But not everyone will grow and change.
Christ effected our reconciliation
with God and invested in us, so that we may become
teeming vessels of witness and service to others.
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