Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Duration: 45 mins 55 secs
All endings lead to new beginnings. The final chapter of the Bible is no different. Only this ending, this "happily ever after" goes on for eternity. God balances the scales, cleans the slates, vanquishes sins, and sets shalom to reign. The new heavens and new earth are the glorious destination of our earthly pilgrimmage. God gives us glimpses here and now, and calls us to enjoy the journey.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
The word "church" surfaces many emotional reactions. Some consider it boring, others a benign social gather, and a growing segment views church as bad for society. In God's Big Story, however, church comprises the fifth chapter and describes God's Christ-like, mission-driven, spirit-empowered, diverse, virtuous, and imperfect people. For the church to excel in her vocation, she must reawaken to the work of the Holy Spirit within her.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Duration: 47 mins 28 secs
Jesus Christ came as the hero of God's Big story. The Son of God perfected the task Israel failed to do: live as a light among the nations. He also died as a perfect sacrifice, and won a crushing victory over death, sin, and Satan. His finished work should inspire the ongoing work of his followers.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration: 47 mins 50 secs
Chapter 3 of God's Big Story tells of God's long-suffering relationship with His people, Israel. Covenant is the official term for the way God related, a friendship he initiated, sustained, and refined. The first half of the message summarizes the Old Testament. The second half teases out implications, especially the role God's people play in reflecting him.
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration: 44 mins 55 secs
Chapter two of God's Big Story shows how his good creation turned against him. Human rebellion seized the day, and the aftermath--sin, injustice, suffering, separation from God and death--was tragic. Fortunately, God showed mercy, and continues to invite created beings to bow their knee before him.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Duration: 45 mins 34 secs
We all love stories; they inspire, entertain, and orient us. But not all stories are created equal. God's Big Story (told in 6 chapters in the Bible) transcends them all. It begins with Creation, showing how all things originated with God who is orderly and wants overflow.