God’s Shadow Activity [Sermon 7/15/12]
“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:16-17
If we believe the whole Bible is inspired, how do we reconcile the Old Testament with the self-sacrificial, enemy-loving God revealed in Jesus Christ? In this past Sunday’s sermon at Woodland Hills Church, Greg succinctly summarizes his own thoughts by echoing that of the apostle Paul: the Old Testament is a shadow of the reality which is found in Christ.
Greg will be going into much more detail on this subject in his forthcoming book The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, but he has also written about this in his recent blog posts on cruciform hermeneutics.
- Christ-Centered or Cross-Centered?
- Caught Between Two Conflicting Truths
- Why Christ, not Scripture, is Our Ultimate Foundation
- Scripture’s God-Breathed Imperfections
- How The Imperfections of Scripture Reveal God Perfectly
- Answering an Objection to a Cross-Centered Approach to Scripture
- Divine Accommodation and the Cross: where Calvin was onto something
Greg consoles a disappointed fan and discusses Cruciform Hermeneutics. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0365.mp3
Greg deals with the question of what it means that some of Jesus’ parables seem to depict God in violent terms. In addition to getting an answer to this question you’ll be treated to a window into Greg’s graceful way of moving through the world. Really classy. Enjoy!
Podcast: Doesn’t Claiming that the Old Testament Writers were Sometimes Wrong Inevitably Lead to a Slippery Slope?
Greg talks about cataphatic prayer and the role of the imagination. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0470.mp3
Greg defends Jesus’s non-violence against Jude 1:5, which suggests that Jesus killed disobedient Israelites. Episode 588 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0588.mp3
Greg discusses the summation of the Bible in the crucifixion. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0285.mp3
Did God predestine you to Hell? Can he even do that? In this short sermon clip, Greg Boyd talks about his own struggles when trying to understand Romans 9 which on the surface seems to imply that God determines who goes to heaven and hell. In the full sermon, Greg takes a deep look at…