Did You Know? (Sunday, May 2, 2021)

“When Jesus rose from the dead, he came as the first installment of the power of God, which will renew the world at the end of history. The Bible tells us that at that time, God will not just save individuals and discard the world as if it were an unimportant shell or chaff. Rather, “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God: (Romans 8:21). All the effects of sin – all the decay – of the world will be healed. Not only will there be physical liberation from disease, aging, and death, but there will be social liberation from the poverty, war, racism and crime that infest our world now, as well as psychological liberation from the fear, guilt, shame, and despair that infect us now. All things will finally be mended, put fully right. We ourselves will be made new, but we will also receive a renewed world in which to live with Christ in our resurrected bodies.”

Hope In Times of Fear, Timothy Keller