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What Went Wrong and Why Jesus Christ Matters

What happened to Eden?  It seems like our relationships and our world is being vandalized. What’s going on?  Why are things the way they are?

The Biblical Worldview from Genesis 1-3 has so far been a beautiful picture of ‘SHALOM,’ the way things are supposed to be.  God bringing order out of chaos.  The goodness of gracious boundaries that all support the flourishing of life.  The beauty of right relationships with God and human interactions of male and female, family life and community.  So why the wrecking ball that seems to be tearing our world and our families apart?

The Biblical Worldview from Scripture helps us understand this.  The disobedience of our first parents brought into the world a curse that extends to everything and to everyone.  The ramifications of human sin has infected everything.  And today, as with everyday since the fall of humanity, we reap the fruits.

What do we do about this?  What’s the cure?

Actually, there isn’t anything we can do.  When it comes to salvation – the redeeming and claiming of what is now broken and affected by sin begins with God.  He initiates and then invites us into his reclaiming of all things. That’s right – invited to join him in all the ways that God’s love transforms our lives and the lives of those around us.

Genesis three explains the reality we live in perfectly.  A broken world in need of redemption and reclaiming.  The questions that God asks in Genesis three are the same questions God is asking of us today, “Where are you and who told you that you were naked?”  Jesus asks similar questions throughout his ministry, “Who do you say that I am?  What is it you want to do for me?  Do you love me?”  The Biblical Worldview goes a long ways in helping us answer these questions.

Sunday we will celebrate communion.  Read the text of Genesis three for Sunday preparation.  See you then,

Pastor Mark

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