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Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Pastor Chris Brown
THE STORY BEFORE THE STORY
- God's story always starts with obedience.
- Real faith trusts God, not the circumstances.
THE AUTHOR BEHIND THE STORY
THE REASON FOR THE STORY
- "To know with certainty what I have been taught."
THE RESPONSE TO THE STORY
- What do I do with this Jesus?
TAKING IT HOME
1. Are there any doubts that are tripping you up or hindering your faith?
2. Can you think of anything that might be hindering your ability to be the best Bible to others that you can be?
This weekend, Chris read One Solitary Life, a short description of the impact Jesus has had on our world. Here's that description for your encouragement.
One Solitary Life
Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself...
While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth - His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.
I am far within the mark when I say that all the a ...
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