This sermon was from May 6, 2018, continuing a series going through the Mennonite Confession of Faith.
Intro: An Embarrassing Book
When Ann introduced this confession of faith series back in January, she mentioned how she was embarrassed by some parts of the confession of faith [Ann helped write it and spoke about that experience]. All I could think about at the time was “crap, I just signed up to talk about the Bible.” If the confession is embarrassing, just wait until we read what the bible has to say sometimes. And with the confession we can at least always say that it was just humans who wrote it. With the Bible, we’re claiming that all this embarrassing and often extremely problematic content was breathed out by God.
I’m convinced that if somebody simply rewrote books of the Bible in modern language and published it under a different name, most Christian bookstores would refuse to carry it because of all the violence and sex and sometimes swearing. Game of Thrones would be tame in comparison.
We definitely wouldn’t be marketing that book for kids, like this one, my first Bible, the “Kid’s Application Bible”.