Creation: God created Adam and Eve fully alive, both spiritually and physically.
Fall: Adam and Eve rebelled against God, bringing physical and spiritual death on all of humanity.
Redemption: God is at work to restore his fallen creation. Those who trust Christ are made spiritually alive, even though we don’t experience full physical healing in this life. Christians who have died are fully spiritually alive, but absent from their home in the body.
Restoration: Believers look forward to the day when we will be fully alive, spiritually and physically. On that day, death will be defeated and we will live forever in our bodies with all those who are in Christ.
Scripture is more than a collection of stories and letters. It is one, unified story of how Jesus Christ is redeeming and restoring his fallen creation.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowd that greeted him was ready for an all-out, bloody revolt. In this Sunday's sermon, Pastor Andrew looks at the Old Testament expectation of a coming Jewish king and how Jesus is recognized as that king throughout the Gospel of John.
What does it mean that God disciplines his children? After all, didn’t Jesus bear all of God’s wrath on our behalf? Is God unloving? In this sermon, Pastor Andrew guides us through Hebrews 12 in an attempt to answer these questions.