The Excellent Words of The Shack, of The Bible Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:22:13 AM Admin
Jesus thought his daddy was full of love and loved him very much. His daddy didn’t make him die. Jesus chose to die because he and his daddy love you and me and everyone in the world. He saved us from our sickness. – p31
The tragedy had also increased the rift in mack’s own relationship with God, but he ignored this growing sense of separation. -p65
Genuine relationships are marked by submission even when my choices are not helpful or healthy.
Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.
Trinity wants us to join them in their circle of relationship. God does not want slaves to his will; he wants brothers and sisters who will share life with him.
Jesus Washes His Disciple’s Feet (John 13:1-17)
While they are reeling from this embarrassing event, Jesus spells out the implications for their own lives of what he has done: Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you (vv. 14-15). What does Jesus have in mind? Jesus, however, does not say to do “what” he did but “as” he did. The cleansing and the further footwashing are symbolic of the revelation that Jesus gave of the Father, and thus the disciples are called upon to embody this same revelation. The disciples are to pass on the same teaching that he, their teacher and Lord, has done by conveying as he has, both in word and deed, the selfless love of God. The community Jesus has brought into being is to manifest the love of God that he has revealed through serving one another with no vestige of pride or position. There will be recognized positions of leadership within the new community, but the exercize of leadership is to follow this model of servanthood.
If Jesus takes the role of servant (doulos, better translated “slave”), then the slave of such a master should expect to do the same (v. 16). Jesus adds nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him, bringing in the theme of mission. Jesus is the one sent by the Father, and the disciples will be sent by Jesus. Jesus has been submissive to the Father, and the disciples are to be under the authority of Jesus. The pattern of life exemplified in the footwashing is true blessedness, contrary to what the world, which is centered in pride and selfishness, thinks. Accordingly, he says, Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them (v. 17). The Gospel is a life to be lived and not just an ideal to be contemplated.
After his use of the divine name in reference to himself, his return to the theme of mission is striking: I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me (v. 20). To accept the messenger is to accept the sender, following the principle that “a man’s agent is like to himself” (5:21). Jesus gives his own mission and that of his followers “an absolute theological significance; in both the world is confronted by God himself”. Seen in the context of the footwashing, this statement of the dignity of the Christian witnesses is not an expression of power and authority in any worldly sense. The one who represents Christ by bearing the same self-sacrificing love of God will meet with the same response Jesus met (cf. 15:18–16:4) but will also be the agent of the same eternal life that comes through knowledge of the Father in the Son by the Spirit. Each disciple should walk through his or her day with a consciousness of being on such a mission, which is only made possible through the closest intimacy with Jesus (15:1-17).
In the story of the footwashing, then, we have the most profound revelation of the heart of God apart from the crucifixion itself. We also learn more of the relation between Jesus and his disciples, the relation of the disciples with one another in humble service and the mission of the disciples to the world. These themes are similar to those of the Eucharist developed earlier (6:52-59). The community that Jesus has been forming here takes more definite shape, revealing more clearly “the law of its being”, which is humble, self-sacrificing love.
할렐루야! 저희 은혜한인교회 웹사이트를 방문하신 형제자매님을 주님의 이름으로 환영합니다. Welcome to Grace Korean Church! (Contact: 612-859-5882 H. David Park)Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit 너희는 돌이켜 회개하고 모든 죄에서 떠날찌어다 그리한즉 죄악이 너희를 패망케 아니하리라 31너희는 범한 모든 죄악을 버리고 마음과 영을 새롭게 할찌어다 – Ezekiel 18:30-31
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace 육신의 생각은 사망이요 영의 생각은 생명과 평안이니라 – Romans 8:6
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace 평안의 매는 줄로 성령의 하나 되게 하신 것을 힘써 지키라 – Ephesians 4:3
The variety of use of spiritual gifts are shown
Spiritual gifts were extraordinary powers bestowed in the first ages, to convince unbelievers, and to spread the gospel. Gifts and graces greatly differ. Both were freely given of God. But where grace is given, it is for the salvation of those who have it. Gifts are for the advantage and salvation of others; and there may be great gifts where there is no grace. The extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit were chiefly exercised in the public assemblies, where the Corinthians seem to
have made displays of them, wanting in the spirit of piety, and of Christian love. While heathens, they had not been influenced by the Spirit of Christ. No man can call Christ Lord, with believing dependence upon him, unless that faith is wrought by the Holy Ghost. No man could believe with his heart, or prove by a miracle, that Jesus was Christ, unless by the Holy Ghost. There are various gifts, and various offices to perform, but all proceed from one God, one Lord, one Spirit; that is, from the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the origin of all spiritual blessings. No man has them merely for himself. The more he profits others, the more will they turn to his own account. The gifts mentioned appear to mean exact understanding, and uttering the doctrines of the Christian religion; the knowledge of mysteries, and skill to give advice and counsel. Also the gift of healing the sick, the working of miracles, and to explain Scripture by a peculiar gift of the Spirit, and ability to speak and interpret languages. If we have any knowledge of the truth, or any power to make it known, we must give all the glory of God. The greater the gifts are, the more the possessor is exposed to temptations, and the larger is the measure of grace needed to keep him humble and spiritual; and he will meet with more painful experiences and humbling dispensations. We have little cause to glory in any gifts bestowed on us, or to despise those who have them not. (1Co 12:12-26) – Source: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/Matthew-Henry/1Cor/Variety-Use-Spiritual-Gifts
Love is more than lovely words; it is commitment and conduct. 사랑은 사랑스러운 말 이상입니다; 사랑은 헌신과 행동입니다.