“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him”~ 1 John 4:9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq5URsXbKXs This song celebrates God’s power, God’s goodness, God’s love shown to us in the giving of Jesus Christ. And, I think, it asks a …
This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 13, 2019, as part of the series, Revelation: A Vision of Christ. Revelation 15-16 deal with the Seven Bowls of God’s wrath. Revelation 17-18 deal with the seventh bowl poured out against Babylon, the spiritual power of Empire, the kingdom of human sin. God’s wrath burns against whatever …
Let today be your restart, your new beginning with God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has removed your sin in the death of His Son Jesus, and just as Jesus rose again to new life, so can you.
In the genealogy of Adam’s descendants, we see the beginnings of God’s victory over death in Christ Jesus.
God finds us where we are, and invites us to repent: to change our lives by changing our minds. God welcomes us back to Him with love, not wrath, ready to show us His unfathomable mercy.
We see the fullest expression of the Image of God in Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:15). Jesus Christ is the new beginning of the restoration of our ability to reflect God’s Image after sin (2 Corinthians 3:18). And Jesus Christ is our pattern in the meantime.
Creation bears the mark of its Creator, reflecting and revealing His character. When we pay attention to creation, we see living, tangible expressions of God’s heart of love.