Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why did Jesus come into the world?

Wheaton College Church is starting a series entitled, "Tough Questions".

Today's question is, "Why did Jesus come into the world?"

John 18:33-38 places the Ruler of all the Earth before the governor of Judea.

Jesus told governor Pilate, "For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world: to testify to the truth."

Over 75 times Jesus said, "I tell you the truth."

In John 8:32 Jesus says, "The truth will set you free."

In Ephesians 6, the first element of the spiritual armor is the Belt of Truth.

How does mankind react to truth?

Jesus divides humanity by saying, "Whoever is on the side of truth listens to me."

In the Garden of Eden satan presented a second truth claim, which we ate.

Pilate responded to Jesus' claim to testify to truth by saying, "What is truth?"

In 1828 Webster defined truth as reality.

God's perspective on reality is the only one that isn't skewed.

Society wants everyone to be comfortable with their own truths, but that's trading in the majesty of God to worship a block of wood. As the Bishop Welcome put it in the novel, Les Miserables, "They have confused the constellations of profundity with the stars a duck's feet make in the mud."

The ultimate truth is God himself.

How pathetic is having faith in faith or hope in hope. We can have faith and hope in the truth claims of God.

Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?

If we really believe the truth claims of God we can turn the world right side up.

For the outline and more details on this teaching visit www.College-Church.org, where you'll find it under "Adult Communities".

I was going to be at 30,000' right now, but when my flight was canceled yesterday we thought we might need to switch last night's performance to tonight. So I'm here in Chicago an extra day, maybe just so you you could read this.

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