" The Trouble with Oversimplification "
February 23, 2020
Pastor Bob Bjerkaas
1. Codebreaking and Human Nature
a. “What must I do…?”
b. The big “I”
c. A personal, practical plan offers you control
2. The Practical Edomite Theology
a. “Retributive Theology” – quid pro quo
b. We all sin – God punishes sin – punishment brings suffering – therefore those who suffer are being punished for some sin they have committed
c. PROBLEMS: there is no accounting for any other cause or use for suffering in the believer’s life!
3. The Edomite Temptation
a. Pride – doubling down on your tradition
b. Cruelty – You will force others into your preconceived molds
c. Ignorance – you will always be limited in your knowledge
Are you stuck in a cycle of pride, cruelty and ignorance? Or do you have a friend who is humble, gracious, and true?
Are you listening to an Edomite or to Jesus Christ?