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Why Jesus?

• Bruxy Cavey

Bruxy Cavey, our guest speaker from The Meeting House church in Canda, preached that gospel is the good news that God has come to us! God has done this to show God’s love, save us from sin, set up the Kingdom of God and shut down religion.

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Bruxy Cavey preached that gospel is the good news that God has come to us! God has done this to show us God’s love, save us from sin, set up the Kingdom of God, and shut down religion.

Show us God’s love…

Romans 5:8 states that God demonstrates his love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. No greater expression of love is even possible! In this way, Jesus shows us what love looks like.

Save us from sin…

Bruxy Cavey put it like this: “’Jesus heals our heart disease.’ 1 Peter 2:24 supports this: “He himself bore our sins” in his body, on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’”

Set up God’s kingdom…

Jesus leads us in the way of peace. John 18:36 says: “’Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.’” Not only is Jesus from “another place”, but so are his followers. 1 Peter 2:9 states: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation…”

Shut down religion…

Jesus makes religion redundant if by religion we refer to working our way into favor with God. Rather, Ephesians 2:8-10 says: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

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Topics: Kingdom of God, Love, Peace, Sin


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Focus Scripture:

  • Romans 5:8

    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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10 thoughts on “Why Jesus?

    Samuel says: Monday August 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for uploading the sermons so fast now.

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    Jonathan Bruce says: Monday August 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Powerful. I’d love to know more about Jesus and psychology. Generating integrity through love and love of God.

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    Eirik Hordnes says: Wednesday August 11, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This is the gospel! Why don`t more christians know these kind of things?

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    Elise Weinberg says: Thursday August 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Whoa!! This is convicting! Wow. Thanks Joe for posting this to your Facebook page – it’s how I found out about it. Merci :- >

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    Michelle says: Thursday August 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you.

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    neil says: Sunday August 15, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Bruxy, you did a fine job!

    I’m one of those podcasters and if the truth be told I’m getting up there in age too: the beard is a lot more gray than brown. Having said that, I feel I have to respectfully give a bit of a warning here. It was very clear from the sermon that Bruxy thinks very highly of Greg. He repeated that often. And that’s cool, Greg is a fine teacher with many gifts. The danger is that Woodland Hills will be known as “Greg Boyds church”- which is a comment I often hear out here in pixel land.

    People need to have a stong sense of buy-in/ownership or they tend to not become involved in a church or they’ll leave after a short while. They need to feel that in some real part it’s their church, the effort of their ideas are at stake, and they make a difference in it. That church just would not be the same if they were not there. They’re part of a movement of God and His kingdom not just sitting in, observing and commenting on a wise man’s sermon every week and then going back to life, leaving the staff/others to do the kingdom work. I don’t know to what degree this has happen, but I feel a need to throw out the caution flag.

    Thanks to all you Woodland Hills folks for the opportunities like this to have your say. I know in my heart that you in your life make an eternal difference out there in the world. Don’t ever give up. You don’t have to have all the answers and be a perfectly sound Christian to make a difference. Just be willing to be used by God just as you are. And thanks so much to folks like Bruxy and Greg who put their ideas and self out there every week.

    Blessings…

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    Felipe Ramos says: Monday August 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I m sad because this video do not have subtitle for Deaf people.

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    Jim LePage says: Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    @Neil – Thanks for the feedback! Becoming known as “Greg Boyd’s Church” is something we are definitely aware of. We try to be as intentional as possible at promoting and communicating the “non-Greg” stuff we have here. Honestly, there’s a bunch of ministry gatherings and events that go on at/through WH Monday-Saturday (take a look at the “Ministries” section on this site). All of them are led by staff, volunteers leaders, etc… people other than Greg.

    Due to the way podcasts work, our online folks generally hear/see the 45 minutes during the week that Greg is the center of attention. We also realize that for our online crowd, Greg (or the sermons in general) are the main draw and that many folks (living hundreds or thousands of miles away) may not want/need to hear about all our day to day ministry stuff.

    I think that the experience is much different for a physical attendee than a podrishioner in that sense.

    Basically, it’s something we’re constantly trying to balance 🙂

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    Jim LePage says: Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    @Felipe – Sorry you are unable to use our resources. We’ve talked about trying to do subtitles, but it just has been something we haven’t had the time and resources to be able to pursue.

    Do you (or anyone for that matter) know of any software or systems that would make that process easy? If so, please shoot me an email at jlepage@whchurch.org.

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    Bart Wang says: Sunday September 5, 2010 at 11:17 am

    @Neil: It’s funny you say that because, up here, The Meeting House is often known as ‘Bruxy Cavey’s church’. We struggle with the same issue. It is an easy point of connection for some. Hopefully we can use that to then engage in the meaningful conversation that you wisely highlight (we are the church, not the building or one person, etc.) and then demonstrate that for our respective communities.

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