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Creation, Separation, Redemption, Transformation, Completion
INTRO – What does Jesus mean to my life today?
  1. 1.1 Crown – God is the I AM.  He is how and why we live.
  2. 1.2 World – Goodness exists because God is good and made good.
  3. 1.3 Heart – humanity is made in God’s image.  We exist to give and receive appropriate love.
  4. 1.4 CREATION SUMMARY – God is the source of all good.  (James 1:17)
  1. 2.1 Heart and world upside down – We wanted more than good, we wanted to know evil too; and now we do.
  2. 2.2 Arrows from heart toward world – Our God given desire for worship is now naturally directed toward the creation instead of the creator.  (Romans 1:18ff)
  3. 2.3 Question mark in cloud – The creation consumes our corrupt horizon and we can no longer see God.
  4. 2.4 SEPARATION SUMMARY – our sins of misplaced loyalty have separated us from our God.
  1. 3.1 Arrow down and in and good heart – God promised salvation and came personally to deliver it.
  2. 3.2 Cross and down heart – Christ took our failures as if they were his own
  3. 3.3 Heart with cross and arrow up and out – Good is greater than evil.
  4. 3.4 REDEMPTION SUMMARY – Philippians 2:5-11
  1. 4.1 Heart with cross and world with upside down arrow – in Christ we are made right relationally, but we are still part of an upside down world.
  2. 4.2 Dotted crown in cloud – we know in part, not in full
  3. 4.3 Arrows back, forward and up from heart – faith is looking back, hope is looking forward and love is what we do now in light of faith and hope.
  4. 4.4 TRANSFORMATION SUMMARY – Colossians 1:29
  1. 5.1 World and heart upside right – everything will be made right (Rev. 21)
  2. 5.2 Crown up top – God will be all in all
  3. 5.3 Highlight cross inside of heart – we were good and naïve, then we will be good and wise
  4. 5.4 COMPLETION SUMMARY – wise love is the purpose of history, for the world and for me.
CONCLUSION – Since maturity in Christ is The Story.  I want it to be mine.
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