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There are two simple truths every follower of Jesus must know. In fact, these two truths are so significant that even people not following Jesus ought to know them. Yet knowing them and applying them are two totally different things. May God give you the strength to apply and therefore be shaped by them.
Overview of the Bible from Genesis to the Revelation with maps and pictures.
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON ENVIRONMENTALISM (Psalm 104; Gen 1-3; Rom 8:18-22 * by Kurt Anderson) 01-06-2013
1. Why the perception that Environmentalism is “anti-christian”? 2. God cares for his creation (Psalm 104) 3. What is our role in God’s creation (Gen 1:26-31; 2:15-20) 4. We live in a “Fallen” environment (Gen 3:16-19) 5. Our “Fallen” environment will be redeemed (Rom 8:18-22) 6. Christian Environmental Pitfalls
The ultimate answer to the problem of suffering and evil is God making all things new.
We have all experienced broken relationships that need to be reconciled. In today’s passage, we consider the need to be reconciled to God and the result of being reconciled to God. The result is nothing short of astounding: being part of God’s New Creation! One day, the Lord will reconcile all things to Himself and there will be eternal shalom. Consider how this ought to make us think and live today…
Has your identity been shaped by “identity distortions?” Can you say “I am who God has declared me to be!”
We as a church believe that when we turn our lives over to Christ, we become a new creation and in a very real sense, the old “self” has passed away. But the qualifier to this, that each of us knows well, is that our old ways, habits, and personality faults linger on, sometimes in powerful ways that seem counter to our belief that we are now “new.” What does it really mean to be new in Christ? If I am new in Christ, why don’t I feel or act new? What can I do about the baggage that seems to keep me from being a new person? This message examines key Scriptures dealing with the fact that sanctification is ongoing, not instantaneous.