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Reconnecting to God (8 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Genesis 3:16-24; Genesis 6:5; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:18
This week, we're going to look at how God wants to reconcile the world to Himself. He wants all of us to be completely connected with His love, joy, peace, and ways (Genesis 1:26).
Through Jesus, we become God's sons and daughters, and we are called to take His love out to the hurting, broken people of the world who are desperate for change and don't know where to look. We have been entrusted with the Good News the world is waiting for - we know where to find a life that is ''rich and satisfying'' (John 10:10).
Main Scriptures: Genesis 3:16-24; Genesis 6:5; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:18
EQUIP: Disconnection with God has brought disconnection and death into the world.
Teaching Point 1: Sin brought disconnection and dysfunction into all of the relationships and systems in the world: God, people, animals, and the Earth (Gen. 3:16-24, 6:5).
Consequences for woman:
V. 16: Pain in childbirth
V. 16: ''Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you.''
Consequences for man:
V. 17: The ground is cursed. ''You will toil the land in order to produce.''
V. 18: ''Thorns and thistles will come up from the ground.''
V. 19: ''You will return to the dust from which you were created.''
Adam and Eve's sin affected the whole world. ''But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you'' (ISAIAH 59:2).
Sin made the world a harder place to live in. There were consequences for men and women:
1. Pain in childbirth
2. Struggle for control within marriage
3. Difficulty in working the land to produce food
4. Weeds would come up from the ground
5. Loss of eternal life and eventual death
Sin destroys relationships and brings division. Thousands of years after Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, Jesus looked at His people and ...
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