Contextual Questions

October 3, 2011


From A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester:

Think about the people you know.  Think about yourself.

  1. How do they define salvation?  How will they know they’ve arrived? “I’ll be happy, fulfilled, accepted if…”
  2. What must they do to be saved?  What law or rules must they follow? “To achieve this I’ve got to…”
  3. How do they view people who don’t measure up to this law?  “People who don’t fit in are…”
  4. What happens when they don’t measure up? “When I don’t achieve, then…
    Every version of salvation involves a principle, a rule, a law.  If your idea of salvation is to have friends accept you, they your first commandment will be: ‘Thou shalt not be uncool.’  And uncool people must be avoided at all costs.  If your idea of savlation is a beautiful home, then your prophet will be Martha Stewart.  Your rule will be antique pine, tiled floors, and distressed paint.  Or maybe clean lines, white walls, and no clutter.  Your first commandment will be: ‘Thou shalt not be untidy.’” (28)

A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester

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