The Jesus Color

As usual theologian, preacher, teacher, and author Greg Boyd has left me with wonderful insights to chew on. This week it’s his sermon entitled: The Twist.

I won’t give you all the details because you should really listen to the sermon yourself, but what has stuck with me is the idea that people “jump over Jesus” to get to Old Testament precepts to justify actions that Jesus clearly spoke against.

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If I’m allowed to insert my own metaphor into pharmacy this conversation; It’s as if we have several different colors of paint, pour them all into one bucket, look into that bucket and say -It’s really a mixed bag in there, I guess we can just choose whichever color we like best. But in this world Jesus is the final color, he’s the color preeminent over all colors of the past. He has the final say.