christology

The Green Lantern Will Never Be the Light of the World

Chad Nuss:

Given the power to create anything the mind can conceive and given the power to defend the universe is more than a human can handle. Comic book heroes will always remain a myth because human saviors will always fall short. That much power in the hand of any person will be tainted with corruption, selfishness, and evil. Jesus said that out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander (Matthew 15:19). In the real world, Hal Jordan wouldn’t use his power to save the universe; he would use his power to rule the universe. You cannot fix evil and sin with an evil, sinful person. The only one with the power to create and the power to save must be perfect. This one must have no corruption that would distort power to his own ends and must be all powerful in order to overcome all of the brokenness of the universe. Jesus claims to be a man without sin (Hebrews 4:15) and the sovereign God who upholds the universe with his very words (Hebrews 1:3). If he is neither of these things, then Jesus is nothing more than a mythical comic book hero as well.

The Green Lantern will be released in theaters on June 17.

Don't Be Afraid to Come to a Savior Like This

These are such sweet words from Jonathan Edwards in his sermon, The Excellency of Christ:

It could not have been conceived, had it not been so in the person of Christ, that there could have been so much in any Savior, that is inviting and tending to encourage sinners to trust in him.  Whatever your circumstances are, you need not be afraid to come to such a Savior as this.  Be you never so wicked a creature, here is worthiness enough; be you never so poor, and mean, and ignorant a creature, there is no danger of being despised; for though he be so much greater than you, he is also immensely more humble than you.  Any one of you that is a father or mother, will not despise one of your own children that comes to you in distress; much less danger is there of Christ despising you, if you in your heart come to him.

A Small Jesus

Daniel Montgomery, Pastor of Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky, shares 5 different “images of a small god” that we create in our minds.  Each one is a startling contrast to Jesus Christ, as described in Colossians 1:14-23.  The Jesus we often settle for is not the Jesus of scripture.  He’s a small Jesus, who acts like: (click on each one for more)

Listen to the entire sermon and download his notes here.