Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Non-Violence of Christ

I was asked to teach the teens at church last night. I wanted to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, by looking at Christ and Non-Violence. I based stole most of the material for the class from William Willimon and a sermon series by Rob Bell (who I think stole from Willimon). I also got some other reference material from various web sources. I did not Bibliography since it was for a teen class.

What I love about Christ is he exposes the foolishness of violence and pacifism. He demonstrates the very essence of the message of redemption in providing a structure to claim one's dignity in conflict. In the cross Christ showed amazing strength and yet was nonviolent.

I challenged the kids to understand that Jesus' strength was in his commitment to redemption of the human condition.

You can view my class notes here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I don't get it.