This past Sunday, Pastor Brian Zahnd from Word of Life Church in St Joseph, Missouri spoke on Jesus as God's best representation of His Word on earth.
JESUS IS WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY // JOSH NEUROTH
God could not condense His entire character and message through a written word, so He did it though the Word as displayed in the life of Jesus. It is through Jesus that we should see the world and our faith. The law and the prophets of the Old Testament were sign posts revealing His character and plan for mankind, but Jesus is the final Word.
Sunday's message was a powerful revelation. I sometimes struggle with reconciling what is “biblical” with the hope and love of Christ. But that's why God gave us Jesus: so we can see everything — both the Old and New Testaments — through the lens of Christ. I order my life by the truth of Jesus.
For example, instead of looking through the Bible for examples of justice, I need to seek Christ-informed justice. Instead of looking at examples of manhood in the Bible, where many heroes of faith still fall short, I need to look to Christ-informed manhood. Whatever the complexity of modern-day living, I can have hope because Jesus is what God has to say.