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The Weary World Rejoices

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The Weary World Rejoices

Christmas is a rescue mission. Jesus Christ came down into the world to rescue a people for himself. But he also came to reclaim the whole world for himself. Have you ever noticed how the basic words describing salvation in the Bible imply the restoration of some good thing that was spoiled or lost? ||| Redemption -- to buy back. It evokes the image of a kidnapping and then returning the freedom that was once enjoyed. ||| Reconciliation -- Here the image is friends who have fallen out, or former allies who have declared war on one another. Salvation is to be reconciled to the original relationship or alliance. ||| Renewal -- literally “making new again.” What has gotten worse for wear is restored to its former glory. ||| Regeneration — implies a return to life after the entrance of death. During this Advent series we look at Christ's mission through the lens of rescue and renewal. "For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now" (Romans 8.22). When Christ comes into the world, the weary world rejoices.

December 25, 2022

Ordinary Glory

Speaker: Zach Meyer Series: The Weary World Rejoices Passage: John 1:14

December 18, 2022

Creation Restored

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: The Weary World Rejoices Passage: Revelation 21:1-5

December 11, 2022

Creation Redeemed

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: The Weary World Rejoices Passage: Romans 8:15-25

December 4, 2022

Creation Renewed

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: The Weary World Rejoices Passage: Isaiah 65:17-25

November 27, 2022

Creation Rejoices

Speaker: Ryan Zhang Series: The Weary World Rejoices Passage: Psalm 96:1-13