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Confusion abounds about the Bible and what it intends to say about God. Is he a demanding deity, or a tender Abba? How do we reconcile the Old and New Testament depictions of God and come away from reading the Bible inspired to greater trust in the Father rather than condemned in our failures? Many have given up reading Scripture because they are either intimidated by its content or confused about how to interpret it. However, by looking at the whole of Scripture through the revelation of Jesus we can see that it was never intended to be a book of rules, but an unfolding story to show us who God is and how he thinks. In this series Wayne Jacobsen wants to help you read the Bible through the lens of Jesus that not only makes it easier to understand, but also resolves the seeming inconsistencies in its message and content. For 40 years Wayne has been a student of Scripture mining it for wisdom, encouragement, and insights that helped him follow God more accurately and he hopes you will find the same treasure in its pages.
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The first eight to ten years of my walk with the Lord I passionately studied the Bible. As time went on I lost interest with sporadic attempts out of obligation or sense that I ought to... I would get frustrated, in part, because I could not get past the angry God of the Old Testament. These sessions have opened up a fresh way of looking at the Scriptures as God s unfolding love story through the lens of His son, Jesus. --Barry, Springfield, VA, retired military
THE JESUS LENS material is excellent. Fresh, relevant and anointed. --David, retired teacher in Ashford, Ireland
I love everything about it, especially what it says about the Bible being a love letter. This has breathed new life into my Bible reading! --Julie, mother of three in California
Wayne Jacobsen wanders the planet helping people sort out how to live deeply in the life of Jesus. He has written and worked with others on many books about spiritual intimacy and relational church life including A Man Like No Other, He Loves Me, So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore , Authentic Relationships, and The Shack. You can find out more about his writings at Lifestream.org and hear his podcast at TheGodJourney.com.
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