This four week series examines a theology of nakedness through a series of passages that consider the effects of the fall, hatch and dispatch, judgement on misplaced trust, and humiliated redemption.
Part 1 - The Fall Effects
The first response after sin entered the world was that Adam and Eve instantaneously went from no-shame nakedness to shame-filled nakedness. Such nakedness caused them to hide themselves from each other, and also hide in fear from God.
Part 2 - Hatch and Dispatch
In the midst of his suffering Job is able to continue to be obedient. Job recognises that the nakedness of birth and death is a lesson to all to measure their life by trusting the ongoing provisions of God, not by comparing our suffering to others.
Part 3 - Judgement on Misplaced Trust
Micah preaches at a time when there is spiritual lethargy. Micah’s nakedness is an indication of the lengths God will go to where He ensures that He gets our attention so that, ultimately, we fix our eyes on Jesus rather than having misplaced trust.
Part 4 - Humiliated Redemption
Stripping Jesus naked and gambling over his clothes is business as usual for the Roman soldiers. However, because the humiliation of Jesus is ordained by God for our redemption, we cannot treat the nakedness of our crucified Jesus in a business as usual fashion.