Ryan Sim - September 3, 2012

Day 5 - The Big Story Act 4

We’ve been looking at the story of Christian faith as a six act play, beginning with creation, rebellion, then a time of trying to reconnect with God on our own, even with God’s help, that failed.

We continue an overview of the Christian story in six acts with Act 4, Jesus.

Question: If you were an actor in that play gone wrong, how would the director's intervention change the play, and you?

From Series: "Christianity 101"

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We’ve been looking at the story of Christian faith as a six act play, beginning with creation, rebellion, then a time of trying to reconnect with God on our own, even with God’s help, that failed.

Slide11Imagine you were the director of the school play gone so horribly wrong.  The actors have totally thrown away their scripts, making up their own lines, with disastrous results for the story.  The audience is confused and upset.  What do you do?  Stop the play?

No, the show must go on, but how would you do it?  By getting on stage.

The director, instead of shouting lines from off stage, gets on stage, and interacts with actors to show them how the play is supposed to work…how the script was actually written.

This is what God did..

In the person of Jesus Christ, God came to earth.

He not only showed us how things are meant to be, but made it all possible.

  • In miracles, showed us a world without sickness and pain – the way it was meant to be.
  • In teachings, he told us about a world of love and peace – the way it was meant to be.
  • In actions, showed us a world of justice and mercy – the way it was meant to be.
  • In death and resurrection, made it all possible once again.

He destoyed the rebellious power that kept us from knowing God and following his script.  Death had long been humanity’s ultimate separation from God, no matter how well we followed the script, rebellion and death would always get us in the end.  But by dying and rising again, he destroyed death’s power to separate us from God.

If you were an actor in that play gone wrong, how would the director’s intervention change the play, and you?


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