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Our Passionate God

March 30, 2008
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Our Passionate God

This week's message is Our Passionate God. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript

Ascended Master or Master of Ascention?

It's easy to swallow the idea of Jesus as an ascended master, a guru, an always-peaceful figure with light radiating from his head. We tend to forget about the times he turned over the tables and chased merchants out of the temple, or the many other times he demonstrated great passion and emotion.

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Today we take a look at some of the all-too-often overlooked characteristics of God and ponder how these Scriptural truths can affect our appreciation of God's amazing grace.

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As He Is

Do you ever get the feeling that we try to sugar-coat God to make him pallatable to those who might be searching for him? And yet we should ponder what this implies. Fellowship - click to enlarge

Either God is good, and his Holy Spirit draws people to him as he is, or he is not good, and his Holy Spirit has to mislead people in order to make converts. Of course we know that God is good, he is perfect, and that as he is revealed to the lost, they are drawn to the cross.

So let's remember this as we approach our own study and perception of God. He is who he is. He does what he does. And he is absolutely perfect and entirely good. It is his true nature revealed by his Holy Spirit that draws the lost to him. As the Scripture says, it is the goodness of God that draws us to repentance, and every aspect of his nature is good.

Do anger and jealousy have a part in God? How about passion, longing, joy, and sorrow? The more we see of God's nature, the closer we can become to him, just as knowing more about a spouse increases your potential for emotional intimacy. And this intimate knowledge, this close relationship, is what we offer to the world. For only a close, intimate relationship with Jesus can change us forever, and the closer to him we become, the more he can transform us into his image, and the more the world will be drawn, through us, to salvation.

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