The Surpassing Greatness of Jesus: From Gloom to Glory
The Bible reveals that God originally created humans to be His representatives in the world, governing the world after His heavenly pattern of love, goodness, justice, and mercy, so that our world could reflect the same glory as heaven. In other words, humans were made to reflect God’s glory and bring God’s glory to the earth. But when human beings decided to become their own lords and masters, they ironically lost their ability to master anything including themselves. Human life and our physical world now resides mostly in a state of anarchy, chaos and evil. Death has become our biggest problem undermining all the good we desire for our lives and our world. But through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, death has been defeated. Through faith in Jesus we no longer have to live in fear of death. Through Jesus we can live knowing that Jesus calls us His brothers and sisters and that we will always live with His acceptance, love and approval.