28.2.09

The seven C's

This is useful from J.John, who was supposed to come to college lecture a few weeks ago but got stuck in the snow, so I am reading through his book: 'Breaking the News: Sharing Faith Without Fear'.

Ephesians 1:3 - 2:13

1. Creation (the relationship between God and Humanity) Gen 1:1-4; John 1:1-3; Acts 17:24-26; Col 1:15-16
2. Chaos (sin and separation) Gen 2:22-24; Is 53:5-6; Rom 3:23; Rom 5:12
3. Covenant (Covenant blessing and promise) Gen 9:8-11; Gen 15:18-21:1; Ex 19:3-6, Jer 31:31-34
4. Christ the Mediator Mark 14:22-25; 2 Cor 5:18-19; Eph 2:14-18; Col 1:19-20; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Hebrews 9:13-15; 1 Peter 3:18
5. Christ the Conqueror (Jesus rises from the dead)Luke 24:1-8; 1 Cor 15:21-28; 1 Cor 15:54-57
6. Certainty (New life by the Spirit; inheritance assured) Mat 24:13-14; Rom 8:15-17; Gal 4:6-7; Eph 1:13-14; 1 John 2:3-6
7. Completion (the rescue completed) Mat 25:31-32; Rev 21:1-2

This book is exciting because it is punchy and clearly communicated. It reads well and might help me explain faith better to those encountering Christianity for the first time.

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