In our last look at the book of Joshua, we explore how it ends, asking “what can we learn from unhappy or unresolved endings?”
We recently looked at God as our Divine Warrior in our series through Joshua. Here, Joel Hylton looks more closely at that topic in the Gospel of Luke, examining the nature and character of Jesus as our Divine Warrior.
Life is never certain or clear. As soon as we seem to have things figured out, something changes. How do we approach such seasons of change and uncertainty? How can remembering what God has done for us in the past help us in the present?
Jesus is described in Scripture as the “Prince of Peace,” which he is! But what if the Bible also describes God as a Divine Warrior? What should we do with such passages? And how could the three persons of the Trinity being described as a warrior be a good thing for us?
How are we supposed to understand who are as human beings, created in the image of God with certain inherent dignities and responsibilities? What kind of person is Jesus calling us as Christians to become, and how does that affect how we treat and love others?
In most areas of our life we can accept the reality that we depend on others, for community, for problem-solving, for help. But when it comes to our relationship with God, we want to distance him and do it on our own. But what are we missing from his presence and his power when we do that?