Grappling with the Truth

—Creation, Fall & Restoration

  • Andrew Fountain – Oct 20, 2015

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Big Story

  1. God of Ages
  2. Old Creation
  3. Fall
  4. Revelation through Stories
  5. Covenant
  6. Failure
  7. Prophecy
  8. Jesus comes
  9. New Creation
  10. New Reality in Christ

1. God of Ages

  • God from eternity past. No beginning
  • Angels (who have a beginning that is not described to us)
  • Creation of the world
  • End of this world
  • God + us sharing his glory + angels

2. First Creation

3. Fall

4. Revelation through Stories

  • God’s essential goodness and his bent towards us
  • Most of them are about his relationship with us
    • humility
    • compassion
    • responsiveness to us
    • holiness (complete dedication)

5. Covenants

6. Failure

  • Failure of Israel (and Mankind) to live under the law (covenant) / Old-creation

7. Prophecy

  • Promise of something new coming
  • Images in prophetic events and words:
  • The New Creation

8. Jesus comes

  • Colossians 1: Old Creation
  1. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
  2. for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him — all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers — all things were created through him and for him.
  • New Creation
  1. He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.
  2. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

Romans 1

  • Raised as the first of the New kind of humanity
  1. …concerning his Son who was a descendant of David according to the flesh,
  2. who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.

9. New Creation in Christ

10. New Reality in Christ