Alex Enabnit-Teaching Resident

This weekend we continued our “Fielder’s Choice” series with two passages: Luke 13:31-35 and Luke 18:31-34. In these verses, Jesus discusses the prophesies that will be fulfilled when he arrives in Jerusalem, particularly that he will be killed and then raised from the dead.

What can we take from this? Whenever Jesus discusses his imminent death in the Gospels, you may notice many things, but one interesting commonality is that you’ll never see Jesus play the victim. Similarly, we as Christians shouldn’t play the victim because it assumes:

  1. There is no God in control
  2. God is unaware, uncaring, unkind, unsympathetic
  3. God is powerless to redeem a bad situation
  4. That you can’t heal and that God can’t redeem

Other verses from the message:

John 7:30; John 8:20; John 10:39; John 11:53-54; Mark 6:17; Luke 9:22; Luke 21:20; Luke 21:24; Psalm 41:9; Psalm 22:16-18; Isaiah 53:4-9; Psalm 16:10; John 10:15; John 10: 18a; 1 Peter 2:23; Romans 8:28; Genesis 50:20

Choosing to play the victim will guarantee you a lifetime of misery and unhappiness. Instead, put your trust in the Lord!

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