Discover your place in God’s story!
“Look, I am making all things new!” And he also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5)
The Scriptures contain an amazing story about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is, the good news of all that God has done to redeem and ultimately restore this world through Jesus Christ.
It’s a breath-taking story that takes us from the creation of the world with God entrusting the work of his hands to us, to our tragic fall into our rebellious desires to live for our own purposes contrary to our design.
It’s the shocking story of God’s gracious determination to bring complete and utter healing to this world through the gift of His Son, Jesus.
And it’s the hope-filled, life-sustaining story of the ultimate restoration of all things in what it calls, the New Heavens and New Earth, or to use Jesus’ own language, “the Kingdom of God.”
You’re invited to join us this semester as we take a bird’s eye view of this story in a 12 week series through the Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, and final Restoration of this very good but terribly broken world–a world that, after all, belongs to our Creator.
This epic story claims to be the true story of the world that answers so many of the fundamental questions we ask about:
- Identity — Who are we?
- Origin — Where did we come from?
- Environment — Where are we?
- Purpose — Why are we here?
- Evil — What is wrong with world?
- Salvation — What is the solution?
- Destiny — Where are we going?
These are great questions to ask, wrestle with, and seek answers to. And the way we’re given these answers is through an invitation to discover our story in God’s story.
And when we do, we discover that life isn’t fundamentally about us, but about God and his ultimate purposes for us.
So whether you are a follower of Jesus or merely curious, whether you are convinced or your quite skeptical, you’re invited to join us this 2018 Fall Semester as we journey through the high points of this story. We’d be honored to have you join us!
Introduction: The Big Picture
September 2 — “The Renewal of All Things”
– Creation –
September 9 — “In the Beginning, God….”
September 16 — “This Is My Father’s World”
September 23 — “What On Earth Are We Here For?”
– Rebellion: The Fall –
September 30 — “What is Wrong with the World?”
October 7 — “Humans Breaking Bad & the Stubborn Determination of God”
– Redemption –
October 14 — “God’s Commitment to Blessing All Nations”
October 21 — God’s Calling of a People for His Mission in the World”
October 28 — “God’s Enthronement of His Son as King”
– Restoration –
November 4 — “God’s Reuniting of Heaven and Earth”
November 11 — “The New Heavens and New Earth”
November 18 — “Mission Accomplished: We Will Reign with Him Forever”
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)