A Christlike God

How God is like Jesus, and why it matters
April 24, 2016 – May 8, 2016

There are many competing ideas about what God is like—in our religious culture, in a post-Christian society, and even within the pages of the Bible. Whenever these images conflict with the image of God surrendering to death and answering violence with forgiveness, we must discard them and replace them.

Because God is like Jesus.

Message line-up:

The Gospel in Chairs
Pastor Scott Austin

In this “cover song” sermon, Pastor Scott uses a simple visual aid of two chairs to explain how our understanding of the gospel has often missed the point that God is like Jesus.

John 1:1-18, Hebrews 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-19
Imitating Emptiness
Pastor Scott Austin

In Jesus, we see that kenosis (self-emptying) is inherent to God’s nature. And if we are imitators of Christ, we will also empty ourselves, so that the whole world will know him through us!

Philippians 2:5-11
The Old God and the New?
Pastor Scott Austin

If God has always been like Jesus, how do we reconcile the violence he seems to condone (or even require) in the Old Testament?

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