Jen looks at the modern plight of slavery and the need not only for redemption but adoption as well. We learn that we all have need of redemption and adoption and we access to both because of the hope that has come because of Christmas.
Ken shows how our call to hospitality isn’t arbitrary but flows from the nature of God, the God who prepares a banquet for us in the presence of our enemies and who calls the nations to feast in his presence.
We look at John 15:12-17 and see that Jesus says we have been chosen and appointed to a life that flourishes. This speaks to our deepest desires as human and has powerful implications for our lives today. Doing a Bible study on this sermon – maybe these notes...
Ken looks at the story of humanity’s rebellion and how God responded to it, both in the Garden of Eden and later in the Garden of Gethsemane.