Speaker: Ian Campbell
In a moment that we might call an epiphany for the characters Susan and Lucy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Christ character, tells the children that although the Witch knew the deep magic, there is a magic deeper still that she didn’t know because her knowledge only went back to the beginning of time. And then the lion says that he feels like roaring and dashes off with the children for a grand romp through Narnia full of celebration, joy and recklessness!
As we have listened to Jesus’ teachings – his parables – we have noticed that he subtly and overtly has made us realize that his coming was not only for the renovation of religion, although that seemed to be the purpose of many of his stories. He came to practice “the magic deeper still!”
In this short teaching series we will explore that magic. And may we experience an epiphany like Susan and Lucy, and his first time followers and friends. And may there be a grand romp for us all!
Why did God have to become a mortal?
Hebrews 10.5; John 1.14-18
The first of our questions about the “magic deeper still” has to do with the claim that Jesus was God in flesh. Why was it necessary for God to become mortal? Why did he not work out his plan for humankind and for creation by a decree from above? Next week we’ll wonder how God became mortal? Then we’ll ask Why Jesus had to die. And What good did Jesus’ death do? And finally, why is Jesus’ resurrection important, what did it accomplish?