We know that Jesus is King, Lord, sacrificial lamb, scape goat, and the Bread of Life but why did God send a Son to be these things? Jesus was not sent as a loaf of bread or as a lamb but as a Son. There are a few reasons why Jesus being a Son is so crucial.
Being a Son is the Imagery that has lasted for over 2,000 years. Sacrificial lamb and scape goat can be taught but most of us have never seen anything slaughtered, especially not in a religious ceremony. The blood and the body imagery that was so powerful for the Israelites is something we ‘get’ yet cannot fully fathom without the cultural fullness of the Passover Meal. Even the Bread of Life has lost a lot of its imagery simply because bread is no longer a staple for us that we are eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Join us as Pastor Les explores why God’s love demanded that He send His Son…
- The answer had to be both FROM this world but not OF this world.
- The solution was to make us Sons & Daughters first, Prophets and Priests second.
- The salvation of our sins was to be a Savior, not a shadow or a symbol.
Open up to Luke chapter one and see the Christmas Miracle in an entirely different light.
“We cannot thrive by following a shadow of things to come.
We cannot thrive on this planet or in these bodies by looking to ourselves or to others.
We thrive only when we look to Him.” (Pastor Les)