why Jesus' coming was so rad to the Jews

Posted: Feb 3, 2010 by Kade in
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Last night was our forth night at Perspectives, and It was terrific!

I learned a whole lot last night, but I'm only going to share with you a little bit so that you'll keep coming back to my blog. :)

So here's the question:
Why was Jesus' coming so rad to the Jews?

First, don't click the x in the top right hand corner, Second, let's look at a passage.

And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying out after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith!Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.

I guess if you're reading it means that you didn't click the x at the top right hand corner, that's great!

So, here's why Jesus' coming was so rad...

Because Jesus was rad! Whahoo, wasn't that deep!? Okay, not really.

Jesus did some pretty rad things if you can remember, so that's why his coming was so rad.

So here was the mindset of Jews (btw. this is important). They thought of the Gentiles as "filthy, pork-eatin', good-for-nothin', dogs". Jesus' mindset was that the gospel was for them (the pork-eating dogs), and not just the Jews!

And guys, the Jews failed! Israel failed big time! They (in football laguage) actually fumbled! As you can see in the passage right up there ^ the discilples didn't want to have anything to do with the Gentiles. What did they say to the Canninite woman? "Send her away." Whoa, hey now! Is that what we are called to do for the unsaved? Send them away? I don't think so. Jesus says (somethin' like this), "I came for Israel; should I take the scraps from the children and give them to the dogs?" And the woman responds, "Even the dogs will eat the scraps."

Woah, she got it right! God's grace is for all the nations not just for the Jews! The Jews had messed it all up! (stincks for them) So when Jesus came and started the church he did it to continue the work that Israel had failed in! The "church" was made to carry-on the work! God decided to no longer use Israel, but to create a people for him, known my the popular name of: Christians.

So here's my question: How are you doing?

God bless you in your pursuit.

wow, that last question was like ma-JOR you know? kind'a took the wind outta you, huh? I put all four words together by myself. :) Very deep, you know. You've got to be a deep theologian to come up with that one.

1 comments:

  1. Caroline says:

    That's really awesome! I loved the perspectives course i took last semster...it taught me so, so much about God's plan and His heart for missions all the way through the Bible. I can't wait to hear more about your class!
    God bless,
    Caroline