Resetting Our Passion
The Big Idea: God speaks to us through our spirit and into our souls. He speaks to both our mind and our emotions.
The Books of Poetry
Job: God is My Redeemer
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. ~Job 19:25
Psalms: God is My Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. ~Psalms 23:1
Proverbs: God is My Wisdom
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~Proverbs 9:10
Ecclesiastes: God is My Hope (beyond this life)
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. ~Ecclesiastes 1:14
Song of Solomon: God is My Lover
…for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. ~Song of Solomon 8:6b
Psalm 22 (Excerpts)
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.
Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.
The Passion of Jesus
Just because God’s grace is free to you and me…
We must never fail to appreciate the terrible price Jesus paid to secure our redemption.