Alpha failure completed on the cross; Omega hope launched with the resurrection

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Alpha – the beginning. God created humanity and told humanity to make more people and to rule over God’s earth. God – man – creation (love God, love people, rule wisely) Alpha failure – the serpent, a member of creation who should be under man’s dominion, tricked humanity with promises about the power of the fruit of creation (specifically the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil). Adam should have taken authority but he foolishly left his role of responsibility and in doing so abdicated his rule under God …

3 Temptations

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Physical – make bread right now (you have needs) [lust of the flesh] Relational – jump from the temple to prove your value to others (they will see you and be impressed) [lust of the eyes] Spiritual – submit to the principles of this world to achieve (take pride, man! Dream the dream: I will, I will, I will, I will, I will) [Pride of Life] The idea is that all of our temptations come from just three basic ones in the way that all colors come from three primary …

THE BOOK AND THE STORY

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posted with permission (long for a post, but worth it)BY TOM WRIGHT (Tom Wright is now Rt Revd NT Wright, Bishop of Durham.)Here, Tom Wright explores the nature of the over-arching biblical narrative and how it subverts and challenges the world view of our surrounding culture. It is adapted from the opening address given at The Open Book consultation ”Imagining Tomorrow” at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, January 1997. In the Christian canonical Bible there is a single over-arching narrative. It is a story which runs from creation to new …