Breaking News: Young guys found studying the Bible…

I have  just came back from spending another evening studying some basic theology with two of our young guys from City Edge.

We are working our way through the book Bitesize Theology by Peter Jeffery. It’s a small easy to understand introduction to Christian Theology and just right for the guys to become familiar with some big Bible words like Redemption, Justification, Sanctification and Regeneration.

We are half way through the 10 session course and what has impressed me the most is as the guys have dug into their studies – how God has opened up points of view on different aspects of Theology through them that I have never personally seen before.

Tonight we were looking at repentance, faith and reconciliation and I thought I would leave you with how they described reconciliation in their own words.

The reconciliation message is that God allowed his son to die so we could come back to him. It’s God fixing our mistake.

The message of reconciliation to me is an example of God’s awesome love and grace. He loved us so much that even though we wanted nothing to do with God, and we had turned our backs on him, he still made it possible to know him and have eternal life. He never turned his back on us or gave up. Even while we were sinners he sent his son to die on our behalf and offered us forgiveness and eternal life. Through God’s grace he gave us not what our works deserve but what he wants for us.

“Worth Quoting 3”

The purpose of God in sending His Son to die and rise and live and be at the right hand of God the Father was that He might restore to us the missing jewel, the jewel of worship; that we might come back and learn to do again that which we were created to do in the first place – worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, to spend our time in awesome wonder and adoration of God, feeling and expressing it, and letting it get into our labors and doing nothing except as an act of worship to Almighty God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
A. W. Tozer