12 September 2017
If our Sunday services only acknowledged the reality of our broken Genesis 3 lives (The Fall), and did not continue on to speak the whole story, we would be without hope. But it is exactly there – in Genesis 3 – where God promises Redemption.
Redemption that has been accomplished by perfect life and perfect sacrifice of God’s perfect Son, Jesus Christ. ‘It is finished (Jn 19:30),’ is the victory cry of our redemption. ‘It is finished,’ is the deathblow to the consequences of our sin, which is death (Rom 6:23).
So we want our songs, order, and services to allow people to look at their own sin – which is their death – and look at the death of Christ – which is their life.
‘And He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. And the reproach of His people He will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.’ Isaiah 25:8