Atonement - Big Theological Words - Rich Braaksma

May 29, 2016

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryPastor Rich continues our every-now-and-again series on Big Theological Words. We believe in Jesus, his death and resurrection, and his drawing us into relationship with God. But does anybody understand how that works?

In Jesus' death and resurrection, God has declared that he isn't the least interested in examining anybody's books ever again, not even his own: he's nailed them all to the cross.
-Robert Farrar Capon

We cannot remain content with an atonement theology anxious to maintain a traditional formula [or]protect God from acting immorally. Atonement is something bigger than that altogether. According to Paul, it is about how the creator is revealing his righteousness in order to renew the whole cosmos. According to Jesus, it is about the construction of a community, whose sins have been forgiven. This community is constituted, not by a set of ideas, but by a person.
-NT Wright

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
-Psalm 103:10-12, NIV

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight
-Colossians 1:19-22

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Amazing Love (You Are My King)

This I Believe

Who Am I

I Know Whom I Have Believed

I Bet My Life

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Psalm 103:10-12,Colossians 1:19-22

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