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Jesus is an Outlaw

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Jesus is an Outlaw

This week as we prepare for easter
we are looking into what it was about Jesus that made him so controversial. Why did they want to kill him in the first place.
Jesus hung around on the edges of society in the rural areas coming into the city everynow and again.
He taugh, he performed miricles and just generally upset the apple cart.
Jesus turned everything upside down.
Jesus Changed everything.
Jesus was a first century myth buster.
Some people love it when myths get busted but some people don’t want to her the truth. they prefer ideas that are comfortable and popular and feel good emotionally.
You can see this in the covid crisis. There are a bunch of myths that have gone viral.
Dolphines have come back to venice
drinking lots of water cleans your throught and means you cant get sick
worst one is ethanol kills the virus in iran lots of people have died drinking ethonol.
Some people really appreciate it when myths are busted. But some don’t want myths busted some.
Jesus was the biggest myth buster of all. Some people loved it, some hatted it

Jesus was a myth buster

Jesus busts the biggest myth of all that we can be self sufficient and we don’t need God.
Even in Jesus time this myth was abounding.
Even the religious leaders made up myths to convince themselves and the people that they could be without sin and please God through their own effort.
Jesus Busted the myth that you can save yourself
How are you gunna go with this. Straight up this is going to challenge our myths about how to stay safe in the world.
Do you want to just rely on yourself or are you happy to rely on Jesus!
lets have a look at luke 6:17-26
Luke 6:17–19 NIV
17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
Let’s have a look at V20-22
Luke 6:20–22 NIV
20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Jesus
luke 6:23

A encouragement and a warning

Luke 6:23–26 NIV
23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. 25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Jesus has a new take on suffering

v23
Our Culture pushes pain away
He says in our culture we Push death out of the way, pass away memorial words wipe out death unhealthy have permission to get it our
Jesus man of sorrows
lamentation, job psalms our culture and church not lament, mum better place
Lamentations compared to job. Differences. Undeserved suffering lam not
Lamentations compared to job. Differences. Undeserved suffering lam not
Name no name
Grieve
May God restore us only hope for hope. Job there is hope
God 2 words fear not in lamentations sin cause sin
Poetry metaphor body parts to express grief hand esp
Enemy eagle, mountain, wilderness, places of vaunrability predator prey
Exposed and can’t hide.
How do christians look at grief Donald caps.
1993 poets gift.
Pastors don’t know how to connect with pain . Poetry can help connect with own and churches pain to help others
Jesus man of sorrows. Family friends don’t go. Naked and abandoned by all
How does Jesus deal with his sorrow with poetry.
Cs lewis theology and poetry. Creative outlet important for dealing with grief.
Job ch3 curses days of grief
Art of biblical poetry.
Don’t push away
Death of lasers, Jesus wept valley of dry bones
Set responses from the congregation. out of the depths I cry to you oh lord.
Connect with grief and see hope. Not about keeping trial from us. But leading and teaching us through the trial.
This world is a fallen.
Heal straight away. While healing is
Express it through poetry
smbc - finding lost words. In the early church lament fundamental, Augustine, lament ps, Benedict said don’t doge go through it, learn through ps learn how to grieve, bible teaches us to grief these Paul we don’t grieve without hope.
Materialistic avoid it. Bad ways to grieve. God has given us something to grieve with but we ignoramus’s it. Have to take sorrows somewhere. Powerful way to connect with God. No one is happy all the time. Jesus did not say don’t grieve. He wept.
You are allowed. Don’t push God away by saying where are you. Where is God why does he let this happen.
Appoligise for being emotional
The blues powerful songs of lament
deep waters
N T Wright offered this reflection https://time.com/5808495/coronavirus-christianity/
He is close to the broken hearted, the closest place he can be with us.
How to work through grief. How ya going yeh great.
Painting sculpture
Charles spurge, grief sometimes can’t find words
Stiff upper lip hold inside and makes us sick
Best thing we can say is what is going on
Dan widderson.
Paper 2: Peter Laughlin
Encountering the Cross
Individual salvation, not just transactional done now. THis is an event we are invited to join in. Trinity exists in relationship. Enjoy the divine relationship with him. How does participation work when Jesus is on the cross, transactional and more.
What are we invited to participate in. Artistic invitation. Era 5 papers. Art is a carrier of meaning.
What is justice, not what we feel what we deserve. Divine justice. How do we participate in the meaning that God has created in the cross event and then act that out in our lives.
On the cross Jesus suffers for us and with us.
We can be changed by this or reject the invitation too hard.
Invitation to participate in the kingdom of God, died for you and participate in bringing justice as defined by God. Not justice for me, means others will miss out.
More to be experienced than can be defined. Limit just to propositional truth, miss out on the depth, art and aesthetic of dramatic life.
Divine justice and social justice do not align. Personal and individual. Do not understand. how to define justice, what is divine justice then we can see how it is expressed in and through the church in social justice. What does it look like when it is enacted.
Cry forGod tp act ps 137. Lamentations cry for act, look and see. Not asking why asking god to do something. Poetry expressing a cry for justice. Anger frustration.
He taught you need God. And most controversial of all he said that he was God who had copme to save us.
People either loved him or hated him for it.
Today we are looking at why what Jesus taught was so controversial.
Let’s look at
Hayden Sennit:
So here are the two responces to Jesus’ myth busting and this holds the secret to why they killed him.
Some rejoice and some hate
Jesus man of sorrows lamentation, job psalms our culture and church not lament, mum better place
v23 Rejoice
V24 Woe to the rich
What about you?
Push death out of the way, pass away memorial words wipe out death unhealthy have permission to get it our
Some Rejoice
Lamentations compared to job. Differences. Undeserved suffering lam not
Name no name
Grieve
May God restore us only hope for hope. Job there is hope
God 2 words fear not in lamentations sin cause sin
Poetry metaphor body parts to express grief hand esp
Enemy eagle, mountain, wilderness, places of vaunrability predator prey
Exposed and can’t hide.
How do christians look at grief Donald caps.
1993 poets gift.
Pastors don’t know how to connect with pain . Poetry can help connect with own and churches pain to help others
Jesus man of sorrows. Family friends don’t go. Naked and abandoned by all
How does Jesus deal with his sorrow with poetry.
Cs lewis theology and poetry. Creative outlet important for dealing with grief.
Job ch3 curses days of grief
Art of biblical poetry.
Don’t push away
Death of lasers, Jesus wept valley of dry bones
Set responses from the congregation. out of the depths I cry to you oh lord.
Connect with grief and see hope. Not about keeping trial from us. But leading and teaching us through the trial.
This world is a fallen.
Heal straight away. While healing is
Express it through poetry
smbc - finding lost words. In the early church lament fundamental, Augustine, lament ps, Benedict said don’t doge go through it, learn through ps learn how to grieve, bible teaches us to grief these Paul we don’t grieve without hope.
Materialistic avoid it. Bad ways to grieve. God has given us something to grieve with but we ignoramus’s it. Have to take sorrows somewhere. Powerful way to connect with God. No one is happy all the time. Jesus did not say don’t grieve. He wept.
You are allowed. Don’t push God away by saying where are you. Where is God why does he let this happen.
Appoligise for being emotional
The blues powerful songs of lament
deep waters
N T Wright offered this reflection https://time.com/5808495/coronavirus-christianity/
He is close to the broken hearted, the closest place he can be with us.
How to work through grief. How ya going yeh great.
Painting sculpture
Charles spurge, grief sometimes can’t find words
Stiff upper lip hold inside and makes us sick
Best thing we can say is what is going on
Dan widderson.
Paper 2: Peter Laughlin
Encountering the Cross
Individual salvation, not just transactional done now. THis is an event we are invited to join in. Trinity exists in relationship. Enjoy the divine relationship with him. How does participation work when Jesus is on the cross, transactional and more.
What are we invited to participate in. Artistic invitation. Era 5 papers. Art is a carrier of meaning.
What is justice, not what we feel what we deserve. Divine justice. How do we participate in the meaning that God has created in the cross event and then act that out in our lives.
On the cross Jesus suffers for us and with us.
We can be changed by this or reject the invitation too hard.
Invitation to participate in the kingdom of God, died for you and participate in bringing justice as defined by God. Not justice for me, means others will miss out.
More to be experienced than can be defined. Limit just to propositional truth, miss out on the depth, art and aesthetic of dramatic life.
Divine justice and social justice do not align. Personal and individual. Do not understand. how to define justice, what is divine justice then we can see how it is expressed in and through the church in social justice. What does it look like when it is enacted.
Cry forGod tp act ps 137. Lamentations cry for act, look and see. Not asking why asking god to do something. Poetry expressing a cry for justice. Anger frustration.
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