Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Word to Pastors

Preaching is one of many pastoral responsibilities, but it is a very important task and one that requires thorough grounding in what the Bible reveals about Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the fulfillment of the Bible's first promise (Gen. 3:15).  The Good News begins in Genesis, yet many pastors overlook the Christology of the first book of the Bible.  This is a mistake.  I'm convinced that the incorporation of Genesis material in sermons is essential to a biblical proclamation of Jesus Christ. 

Pastors should be acquainted with what Genesis tells us about Jesus. To that end, I'm posting links that directly relate to Christ in Genesis and I hope that this will stimulate your thinking as you prepare your sermons.  Other essays that may be helpful are listed alphabetically by topic in the INDEX.

May God bless your preaching!

The Promise of the Messiah
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/11/substance-of-abrahams-faith.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/08/gender-reversal-and-sacred-mystery.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2008/09/messianic-priesthood-of-jesus.html

The Promise Made in Eden (Edenic Promise - Gen. 3:15)
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/11/true-food-for-nativity-fast.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-jesus-visited-tyre.html

Jesus in Genesis
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2007/04/abraham-and-moses.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/11/jesus-from-lamb-to-ram.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/10/eyes-of-horus-speak-of-jesus.html
http://fatherstephen.wordpress.com/kalormiros-on-the-6-days-of-creation-part-1-and-part-2

Christ as Alpha and Omega and Sacred Center
http://biblicalanthropology.blogspot.com/2010/11/christ-as-alpha-and-omega.html
http://biblicalanthropology.blogspot.com/2010/10/sacred-center-in-biblical-theology.html

The Kingdom Delivered to the Son
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/04/sons-and-son.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/10/double-crown-of-horus.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/11/horus-king-of-universe.html

The Blood of Jesus
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2008/03/tracing-scarlet-cord.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2008/08/pleromic-blood-and-gnosticism.html
http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2010/10/life-is-in-blood.html

2 comments:

Lucian said...

Merry little Christmas, Alice! :-)

Alice C. Linsley said...

And to you also, my friend. May 2011 be full of God's grace!