Friday, December 9, 2011

How Much Greater - Blog Launch

2000 years ago, one of the first apostles and missionaries of the new movement known as Christianity wrote a letter to a group of Jesus-followers in ancient Corinth. In it he describes that everything associated with their old ways of knowing God represented a fading glory. Then, he inspires and challenges with these words, "If what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!"

Much of the New Testament introduces people to this new way, which makes things that were impossible before available to anyone! Glory, perfection, righteousness, peace, truth, renewal...were now within grasp of every human being! All through Jesus Christ! Life and meaning had changed forever!

Because of this reality and its impact, the apostle Paul explains to all Christ-followers of that time that they are to be competent as ministers of this new covenant. Furthermore, in a letter known as Hebrews, readers are told clearly that this new covenant makes the first obsolete. It was said to be aging and disappearing even then. So, for us today, it has had plenty of time to definitely be dead and gone!

The old law was only a shadow of things to come; the reality is in Jesus alone (see Colossians 2:17 and Hebrews 10:1). And that reality is filled with grace and justice and freedom! And that reality is where we can and should live. And that reality is the one truth we must pass on to the next generation with more diligence and persistence than anything else! Then, they will realize HOW MUCH GREATER this new life is! Then, we will know HOW MUCH GREATER their existence can be!

Welcome to the journey!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it's true, I am commenting on my own blog to see if everything is working properly.