Offended By God's Goodness
Jason speaks on the offensively good news. The Love of God. He speaks on the measureless revelation of love, how love is beyond our ability to comprehend, how love exists beyond time and space, how love continually is better than our understanding and invites us to repent, be set free and grow in love.
This message was given in February 2020 at The Gate Church
…Jesus was constantly revealing God as better than our understanding. He kept doing things God wouldn’t seem to do.
He healed people on the Sabbath, something God wouldn’t do.
He ministered to children in a way that was better than how God would do it.
He interacted with women in a way that was better than how God would do it.
Same with gentiles and even gentile women!
He didn’t call down fire on that village even though His disciples believed it was what God would do. They had Biblical reason.
He didn’t punish that woman caught in adultery even though everyone knew that’s what God would do. It also could be backed by Scripture.
Jesus constantly did things that were way better than how God would do them. Even better than what the Bible said God would do. And all along the way, He offended people with how good He believed God was.
Humanity had God boxes and Jesus kept blowing them up.
And nothing has changed.
He keeps revealing that He is better than our understanding, even better than many of our Biblical interpretations.
We all have God boxes, but thankfully, He won’t stay in them.
It’s the goodness of God that leads us to change the way we think. It’s a revelation of His kindness that causes us to repent; that leads to a renewed mind. And we are transformed as our minds are renewed.
He is good, often offensively so. And I’m learning that to grow, to be transformed, I must be willing to be offended by how good He is. I must be willing to let His kindness blow up my God boxes.
Because I’ve discovered that His goodness is what leads me to repentance and this is where I am transformed and become more like Him…
When I Am Weak, I Am Strong
Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.
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Jason is interviewed by Pastor Rodger Frievalt on his book, God Is (Not) In Control and the goodness of God.
“Love is the one thing that we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.” Dr. Brand from the film, Interstellar.
This message is an invitation to join the apostle Peter on the other side of the cross. To live in the confidence of the reward Jesus purchased for us.
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