The marriage that is in shambles. The family that is riddled with gossip and divide. The person who is overwhelmed with hopelessness. The culture that is passing away. To all our problems, to all our mistakes, to all the evil we see, the gospel is the answer.
When God has you, every part of you, hold on tight. He’s going to take you for a ride. Eric Metaxas, in his biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy shows us what God can and will do through a person who surrenders his/her will at the feet of the cross. If you have not read this book, I plead with you to do so.
Look around. Watch the news. Listen to the radio. Scroll Facebook. You may conclude that things today are worse than ever before. That conclusion may turn into your cliched mantra that you put on repeat every time you encounter evil. But here’s my humble opinion. It needs to stop. To put it simply: no, things today are not worse than ever before.
Brandon Kelley preaching week 7 of the On the Move series at The Crossing.
Title: A Better Restoration
Bottom Line: When we give our lives to Christ, God exchanges our failures for Jesus’ victory, our treachery for His faithfulness, our brokenness for His perfection, and our effort for His grace.