The Good News is that we were made to belong to the family of God and can have a relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is nothing we can do to earn this. We simply receive the gift that is given through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Here is a basic outline of the story of God and some key words to help you remember it:
Relationship + Responsibility: We were created for relationship with God and each other. We were given responsibility to steward the earth.
Rebellion Our human story is one of obedience and disobedience to God. We rebelled and, through our sin, gave authority to the evil one (God’s adversary,known as the devil or satan).
Rescue God revealed our need to be in relationship with Him through the story of the people of Israel. Jesus completed the story by enabling our relationship with God, each other and the earth to be restored through His life, death and resurrection.
Restoration Those living surrendered to Jesus have changed allegiance and live by the power of the Holy Spirit, under the authority of King Jesus, for the glory of God the Father.
Return Jesus is coming again to complete the restoration.
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