You may have forgotten that Jesus “emptied himself” of his divinity to the degree that he had to figure stuff out in the moment. [Philippians 2:6-8] Why do you think he knelt to scratch in the sand when the angry religious mob was about to hurl rocks at the woman who’d had the affair? [John 8:6] Could it be that he had to hear from his Father to know what to do next? [John 5:19]

He suffered every temptation as a fully-human human being. He learned obedience through the things he suffered. [Hebrews 5:8]

Jesus showed us the adventurous life.

When facing important decisions, the Son of God had to withdraw to pray. This wasn’t just “an exercise” to demonstrate for us the prayer life we’re to have. He needed to receive insight from his Father. [Luke 6:12-13]

His life, the life he modeled for us, was an adventure.

Was not his experience in the garden of Gethsemane an adventure? I suggest that Jesus had no idea Peter would lop off the soldier’s ear! In classic Jesus form, he used this as a teaching moment about how citizens of his Father’s Kingdom were to live. [John 18:10-11]

What has become of adventure in your life, pastor?

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