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Becoming Unraveled

December 15, 2017
By Pastor Allen

When we think of the word 'unravel' we imagine separating or disentangling a ball of yarn or that pesky 100' extension cord.  Or we might think of a detective unraveling a case where he solves it, makes it plain, like Columbo unraveling a mystery.  For example the case of the missing communion cloth was unraveled (which it hasn't).

But we can also think of unravel in a negative sense.  Some people become unraveled at Christmas time with all the parties, decorating and family obligations.  Here, unraveling takes you apart rather than creating order.  In the worst sense of the word, to unravel can mean to undo or destroy.

As we continue in our series on the humility of God, we will look at John 1:1-5, 14 and Colossians 1:15-20.  John and Paul give us the perspective of Jesus from Heaven down.  Who was He before He came here?  What were the implications of God becoming a man?  And if I have a hard time believing in the virgin birth, the Holy Spirit, the pre-existence of Jesus, the belief that He was 100% God and 100% man, etc.  does it affect the rest of my faith.

Will eliminating one doctrinal point unravel the rest of my faith or are some of these points up for grabs?