“Resurrection and Re-Creation” Sermon Series 4th – 25th December 2022

This sermon series rounds off the themes of 2022 (which started with the Creation story, the Fall and God’s covenantal call of Abraham) by focusing on Resurrection and Re-Creation. God is not going to abandon his people and his creation. The theme of the Bible is ultimately God’s story of rescue and re-creation of the whole world, together with its inhabitants, and the entire cosmos. N.T. Wright puts it this way, “The destiny of individual human beings must be understood within that context… in the sense that part of the whole point of being saved in the present is so that we can play a vital role within that larger picture and purpose.” That’s why Paul’s immediate exhortation after ex-plaining what the resurrection is really about is this: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:58). “That is the logic of the mission of God. God’s recreation of his wonderful world, which began with the resurrection of Jesus and continues mysteriously as God’s people live in the risen Christ and in the power of his Spirit, means that what we do in Christ and by the Spirit in the present is not wasted.”

Date Theme Chapter
4/12/2022 The Certainty of a Physical Resurrection / Re-creation 1Cor. 15:1-28
11/12/2022 The Characteristics of a Physical Resurrection / Re-creation 1Cor. 15:35-50
18/12/2022 The Creation Re-created Rom 8:18-30
25/12/2022 Special Sunday To be specified by speaker