God is right and just in holding both fathers and their children accountable for their rebellion against God. And yet, this cycle of generational sin need not be repeated. It has been broken. The blood of Jesus conquers all sin and judgment for all who believe, resulting in New Life as the ordinance of Baptism so richly illustrates. Text: Exodus 34:5-7; Romans 6:1-14
#1 of 4 in Series: When Life is Hard and God Seem Cruel
“Where is God!? This timeless question continues to cry for an answer amidst a world filled with evil and suffering. The first of four messages will explore this faith tension of God’s redeeming presence even as one experiences the felt abandonment of God. Text: Luke 22:39-45
An encounter with God’s majesty, transcendence, and holiness brings us quickly to an end of ourselves. Only there, at the end of our “good” efforts, do we experience the restoring, forgiving grace of God. With that restoring grace comes a new orientation and profound mission in life. Isaiah’s encounter with God shows us how God restores lives. Text: Isaiah 6:1-13.