To be honest, I thought this a little clumsy, but when I used it in a message it seemed to be received with favour. So, here is an analogy of how we can understand God loves us through Jesus' death and resurrection.
A father and son begin a law firm. Through hard work and commitment to quality and integrity the pair build their firm into one of the largest and most prestigious in the city. Their clients range from government officials to the man on the street. One day, the father and son become aware of a section in their company where every junior employee has been using the company name for their own illegal purposes. So the father has his son resign from his position and sends him as a junior employee to that section of the company. He then has all the junior employees in that section arrested - including his son.
Written by Daddy for Kylie and Jack.
There was once a princess called Princess Raa Raa. One day Princess Raa Raa decided to go for a walk in the jungle. All of a sudden, a lion jumped out in front of her.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV)
Welcome to a couple of souvenirs from the first holiday week.
Kylie drew a girl's face using a grid and then bottomed it off (the bottom of the page, including a carrot and some trees) with a continuous line drawing.
I'm not sure when this series of posts were originally written, but I suspect around 2006. It addresses the tension between pursuing doctrinal truth within a church and uniting around Jesus - a tension I am not sure I have been able to maintain to my satisfaction. Anyway, having posted Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, here is the final post So Jesus really does matter? Part 5. [Note: I've combined a couple of posts along the way.]
Have you ever heard a new Christian say, "I'm not interested in theology, I'm just interested in Jesus"?