Jun 10 2018 • Greg Boyd, Osheta Moore, Sandra Unger
For 2,000 years the Bible has provided the church with a set of sacred scriptures that are inspired by God and that serve as our authoritative source of teaching and guidance. However, certain passages are so hard to figure out that it seems easier just to skip over them. This summer, we’ll try to make sense of some of those difficult and confusing passages. Along the way we’ll learn about the nature of scripture and hopefully, tie up some of those loose ends.
Sermons in this series:
In this sermon we continue our look in to scripture passages that often get dismissed because of their obscurity, seeming contradiction, or relative weirdness. This week Greg examined Exodus 4:19-28 which describes a strange encounter Moses and Zipporah had with God on their way from Midian to Egypt involving threat of death, circumcision, and the smearing of blood. This encounter, although interpreted through a warped view of God’s character, foreshadows the Passover later in Exodus as well as the spiritual circumcision available to all through Christ.
Today we started our new summer series called Loose Ends, which works to "make sense of the verses we skip". Since we shared communion together this week, we focused on a strange verse related to communion -- 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.