Inside-Out Way of Jesus - Part 1


Jesus: I know you’ve been taught that it’s all about  what’s on the outside.  That’s not what it’s about.  It’s all about what’s on the inside, and it’s what’s on the inside that comes out.

Jesus wants:
    *authentic worship
    *an intimate relationship

When Jesus looks at broken, He sees beautiful.

A sinful woman anoints Jesus’ feet - Luke 7:36-50

Who would you rather be in this story?

If you want to be made whole you’ve got to be broken.

The less you see it in yourself, the more you need it.

“The power of vulnerability.”  Brene Brown

God makes the broken whole through Jesus Christ.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,  a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole.

He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.   Isaiah 53:4-6 NLT

We are made whole because He was broken.

The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.”  So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel.  But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. Then the Lord gave me this message:  “O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay?   Jeremiah 18:1-6 NLT

The very thing you wish was not true about you, if you let Me, can be turned into something beautiful. It’s more valuable than before.

God doesn’t work around our brokenness; He works through it.