THE STORY


... We've been DESIGNED by an amazing Creator...
God’s telling a story ... it’s a story that reveals the greatest reality we could ever know...
It begins with His unstoppable desire to create ... to express His incredible character through what He designs ...think of it: the expanse of space; the depths of the sea; the variety of living things. Then to think He designed human beings in His own image ... what does that tell you about us?


... but we're BROKEN and we know we've messed up...
... the glory designed has been broken. When the first humans were faced with a choice in the Garden of Eden, they chose to turn away from the desires of the Great Creator. And the consequences of their choice have echoed throughout history ... death happens ... conflict boils ... violence seethes.


... we're EXPECTANT that there’s something much more than just us ...
... God’s story continues ... the record of history reveals God’s promise to restore humans to how they were designed to be ... to Adam and Eve, to Abraham, to Moses, to David ... God’s story with the people of Israel, His people of promise, reveal His passion and purpose to restore people like you to Himself. And so the people of promise looked forward to the One who was to come to accomplish His passion and purpose ... they were expectant, and somehow, so are we.


... and we've come to see that Jesus' PRESENCE and work on earth...
And so He came to us in the person of Jesus. His presence is with us ... born into a humble family ... living a life of purity like none before (or since) ... present as God among people. His life was all about bringing restoration into people’s lives ... His miracles ... His teaching ... His connection with the down-trodden ... His compassion ... He
was the fulfillment of God with us.


... has SATISFIED our great need of brokenness...
God’s restorative passion and purpose wasn’t just about Jesus being present though – His death to life story needed to be told. Payment was due for the brokenness humans had entered into ... paid on the cross ... proven by the resurrection ... God needed to be satisfied that justice was done ... and when He was satisfied, we could truly know what it is to be satisfied as humans. God’s restorative work was fulfilled – past, present and future through the person and work of Jesus Christ.


... aligning us with God’s great MISSION ...
This story needs to be told ... it began with the followers of Jesus ... in their capital, country, and beyond. The Bible gives account of the
mission these “agents of restoration” entered into no matter what the cost. It’s the same mission we are called to today ... what an opportunity to be participants in God’s passion and purpose of restoration!


... for creation to be RESTORED to Himself ...
The final episode is anticipated, and still being written. God’s story will be complete when He brings about ultimate restoration ... when He will be all in all. No more death, or crying, or pain ... restored ... the day is coming when all of creation will be as it was designed to be.
God’s telling a story ... and He wants to write you in. Your trust in Him as your Great Author, the restorer of your brokenness, will bring you into the greatest reality you will ever know.

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