When Jesus enters any context it becomes a moment of opportunity. We see this time and time again in the pages of Scripture. Jesus comes with the right way or the needed hope or the confrontation that brings freedom. He is able to do all of this through his presence alone as the Savior of the world, but He also clarifies it through his actions and His words.
Over the next three months Jesus will be bumping up against our minds and our lives. Jesus would never be accused of being a wallflower. He doesn’t draw meaningless attention to Himself but if we are willing to consider Him we will find that we must go to Him. He has what we need! Are we humble enough to believe that and trust Jesus to deliver?
In the first message of the series we will see that Jesus came to us just as God had planned long before He arrived in Bethlehem. We can go all the way back to Genesis 3:15, where Jesus is described as crushing Satan to see that God will take care of things. The promises and the prophecies would all be fulfilled in Jesus; sin and death would be defeated. This is an important aspect in the strengthening of our faith. As we consider the life of Jesus and hold it up against the many prophecies about the Messiah – we see they fit together. Jesus is the long awaited ONE!
Because Jesus is the Savior of the world He is also our Lord and King. With that in mind we will spend the next three months walking and learning from Jesus in a variety of Gospel passages. I hope you will expect that the Great Intruder has something for you. I look forward to this summer journey and hope you do as well. As you consider the series schedule found on the Message page I am sure you will be able to see that Jesus is more than just a little relevant in your life today!
Intruded upon and thankful for it,