The resurrection of Jesus and answers to some of life's biggest questions.
Sermon Category: Restoration Story
God promises that one is coming who will defeat and break evil's grip on humanity's heart. We see the promised one in the person of Jesus... and the cross is where King Jesus conquers evil by letting it conquer him. Jesus gains victory over the world through an act of self-giving love. The darkness that grips our hearts, the broken relationship with the Lord, and the works of our flesh was finished on the cross.
There's a lot of discussion about how exactly sin came into the world. Whether we have sin from birth or a sinful nature. The good news is that the answer is the same...we are restored and brought back into right relationship with God the Father through sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and our decision to accept him as Lord and Savior.
As the pinnacle of creation, humanity bears the image of the Creator. There is something life giving about this … an actual real sense of self and sense of worth – a feeling of value. This is where we find our identity.