Is Jesus’ atonement the focus?
Deuteronomy 21-23 /Acts 22-24
21:18-21 Suppose a man has a stubborn, rebellious son who will not obey his father or mother, even though they discipline him. In such cases, the father and mother must take the son before the leaders of the town. They must declare: This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious and refuses to obey. He is a worthless drunkard. Then all the men of the town must stone him to death. In this way, you will cleanse this evil from among you, and all Israel will hear about it and be afraid.
22:4-5 If you see your neighbor’s ox or donkey lying on the road, do not look the other way. Go and help your neighbor get it to its feet!
A woman must not wear men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing. The LORD your God detests people who do this.
22:6-10 As I was on the road, nearing Damascus, about noon a very bright light from heaven suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, sir?” I asked. And he replied, “I am Jesus of Nazareth, the one you are persecuting.” The people with me saw the light but didn’t hear the voice. I said, “What shall I do, Lord?” And the Lord told me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that you are to do.”
OT Flash Points
Irrelevant laws? – pick and choose?
Sin brings death to the community if not atoned for
NT Flash Points
Paul’s testimony and ministry
The product of being joined to Jesus
Decrease into His purpose
Don’t establish another’s dependency on you
Push the dependency onto Jesus
CAUTION: You may see Jesus wreck a life before He saves it