The Bible primarily tells the story of God’s actions to create a human family (Image Bearers) in the context of a good creation, their tragic rebellion, followed by God’s actions to redeem both his Image Bearers and creation through Jesus Christ (the True Image Bearer). We live in a time between Jesus’ incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension to the Father and Jesus’ return. Jesus is coming again when, together with his Church, he will deliver the kingdom to the Father after destroying every rule, authority and power (1 Corinthians 15).
We (his Church) have not been left alone! We have been given Holy Spirit, who has adopted us into God’s triune fellowship, united us with our Lord Jesus Christ and is renewing us to live and love more like him. We are no longer slaves, but sons and daughters. We live in a different story. Waking up to, and engaging in this new reality, are key to the renewal process. We are rooted in the love of God and his people in Jesus. We are called to serve his purposes throughout the world.