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Series: Pushing Play on Heaven
(a brief statement about Pushing Play on Heaven)
What are some times in your life when you have embraced the importance of something temporary, something that was necessary in the moment while you were waiting for something permanent? (ex - part-time job in college but not in the field of your career)
We are going to unpack a big idea tonight…
I want to suggest to you that Genesis 1-2 were always temporary in God's plan for the universe, a plan that always looked to Revelation 21 as the true beginning of something permanent, forever!
Genesis 1:1; 2:1-3
"Why did God give so much of Scripture to teaching about future event, I could have used a little more help on parenting, relationships, why bad things happen to seemingly good people?"
…because this understanding soundly establishes for us a belief in the Sovereignty of God, He is not reactionary, He is never surprised, He is never in crisis…He is in control, He is all powerful, all knowing, ever-present!
Talk about various scenarios in life where we need a revelation of the sovereignty of God…marriage, untimely death, finances, illness… He knows, He's with you, He's going to guide you…idea that we are children incapable of understanding the enormous complexities of His reasons…so as children, trust!
…because we have a "Come!" calling on our lives, a divine mandate to see that scores of people around us every day have no vision for their eternity, no grasp of finality…our commission, our decree, our edict from God is to tell our world that God is renovating the Universe and we've been invited to the reveal! (talk about reach cards, initiating…yes it feels awkward, everything new does, Stasburg the phenom pitcher at some point was a tee ball player who could looked just as awkward as the rest!)
Interpreting Biblical Texts
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