Today’s message continues our new message series called “All Things New” based on a book and bible study by the same name by John Eldredge. Life on planet earth is filled with joy and struggle, beauty and affliction. Unfortunately, when we are experiencing times of struggle and affliction, especially for sustained periods of time, it’s all too easy to lose hope and feel like giving up or giving in to self-medication of one kind or another. The Christian hope for Jesus to return to make a new earth and new heaven and have the two become one for us to live in with God can be an anchor of hope for our souls as we deal with the difficulties of this life - one day, things will not only be better, they will be more incredible than we every imagined and there will be no sadness, death, or mourning! What a great day that will be!
The Hope of Renewal
May 5, 2019 • Peter Mueller
Creation Made New
May 12, 2019 • Peter Mueller
One of the great mysteries and challenges of life is the juxtaposition of exquisite highs and heart-breaking lows - we love, only to lose those we have loved. It’s been said that in the midst of all of the joy to be found in this life, life is a long series of goodbyes. This leaves us longing and aching for something more, something lasting - and at the renewal of all things our hope is that much of what has been lost will be restored as heaven and earth and we ourselves are made new! This a message of great encouragement for moms on Mother’a Day and anyone else who needs a deep hope for the unpredictable nature of this life.
Your Story Told Rightly
May 19, 2019 • Peter Mueller
Life as broken people in a broken world relentlessly strips away bits and pieces of what we were and what we were meant to be. We experience that physically in our health and youth and we experience it in the vitality of the deepest inner parts of our being. To be sure, God is even now about His work of redeeming and restoring what has been lost in our lives, but full restoration is still coming. And when it does come with Jesus on the last day, then our stories will at last be told rightly, the world will see both the suffering we have endured and God’s healing and restoration of us into ourselves finally made complete, made perfect, made whole.
What We'll Do in the New Earth
May 26, 2019 • Peter Mueller
Think of the ways you have been wronged, think of some of the horrible injustices and wrong actions that have been committed in this world - the holocaust, human trafficking, the colossal loss of life in the wars of the ages. It’s all absolutely evil. What would it be like if evil were one day completely vanquished and vanished from our existence? How much more full and carefree would our lives be? That is what’s coming in the new heavens and new earth! An existence where evil simply doesn’t exist and we are free to fully be ourselves and reign with God in areas of our gifting - it’s going to be amazing!