How many heroes in the Bible?
How many heroes are there in the Bible?
One. There is one hero. Just one.
“But what about Abraham?” He pimped out his wife. Twice.
“But what about David?” He knocked up another woman & then knocked off her husband to cover his tracks.
“But what about Paul?” He murdered Christians.
“But what about Peter?” He denied Jesus 3 times & later had fear of man & racism issues.
There is one hero – Jesus.
To forget this is to preach powerless moralism. The fruit of such preaching alternates between pride (“Look what I did!”) & despair (“I can’t do it!”).
To remember this is to preach the gospel of hope & connect broken, bad, & self-centered people like Abraham, David, Paul, Peter, you, & me with the transforming power of grace!
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
Remembering that it is all about Jesus & his performance, not ours, is what ignites mission.
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,we do not lose heart…But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:1, 7)