The earth is broken. Relationships are dysfunctional, cultures are oppressed, the world is at war and God is separated from man. In spite of this, the Bible promises the redemption of mankind and restoration of His creation-a new heaven and earth.
Scripture: Revelation 21 - 22, Romans 8:15-25
Heaven is the place where God will bring good from bad. The greatest stories have powerful beginnings and triumphant endings. In the middle, things go wrong. Jesus is the God-Man who will bring good from evil and redeem us to be heirs and rule over God's renewed creation. VIDEO ONE-FULL LENGTH SERMON FROM OAK HILLS CHURCH (Transcription included) VIDEO TWO-VIDEO BLOG ON...
Speaker: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Revelation 21 - 22, Isaiah 55, Daniel 7, Job 19, Romans 8:16-19
God's perfect world is broken because of man's sin. Relationships are dysfunctional, cultures are oppressed, God is no longer in constant communion with man. God promises redemption and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Him, we who believe will enjoy a new heaven and a new earth.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 2 - 3, Romans 8:15-29, Acts 3:21, Revelation 22:3, Revelation 21:1-7
God wants us to be addicted to Him. We can fall in love with doing good things, with resisting sin, with caring for the poor, with memorizing Scripture, but it's about falling in love with Jesus. www.crazylove.org. Used by permission.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Exodus 33:7-7, Philippians 1:21-21, Romans 8:15-15, Revelation 2:1-4, 2 Chronicles 6:18-18, Exodus 34:7-7
God has the power to fix the world, and He does care about the suffering. He is working out an eternal plan to redeem and restore it all. Genesis describes how sin entered the world and corrupted it. Revelation describes how God will reestablish it all back. Over and over the Bible links two things which we would usually not link together—“hurts” and “hallelujahs”.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Romans 8:17-30, 1 John 3:2-3, Revelation 21:3-4