The gospel is beautiful. No matter how dark it gets, the fire has already been lit. The work of Jesus is enough. God is making all things new.
Gospel Manifesto Text
We are living in a world between worlds.
Paradise was lost and it will never be the same.
The tranquility of perfect harmony among
has given way to pain and war.
And although we live with the effects of our self-inflicted death,we feel hope.
Because in the distance
our new hearts see a new world
in which everything
has been made whole.
The struggle is finally over
we have been rescued.
Our creator has become our re-creator.
Jesus is the savior we could have never dreamed up.
He took all of our soul sickness,
buried it within himself,
and braced for the full force of God’s just rage against evil.
All was burned and nothing was left but his own goodness and purity.
In an act of unimaginable love, he took his own pure life and clothed us
within its sacred threads.
Our former selves were consumed,
all that remains is for us to catch up to where God already is.
He is outside of time and eternally smiles as he looks down upon
his royal sons and daughters who,
in his eyes,
We are creatures,
bound to time and space,
dreaming of what someday will be fully realized.
Sometimes this new world seems so far away,
in certain moments
the future reality
becomes strangely near.
In the decay of this dark world
we begin to see sparkling glimpses of what is to come.
The good news is that the new world is
into the present.
The revolution and overthrow of the old is already underway.
To that end we will fight.
Not with one another,
but for one another.
We will not sit on the sidelines of a
Instead, we will engage the world
with words and deeds that point to
the finality of the cross
the power of the resurrection.
May God empower us as dreamers, thinkers, and doers.
May God be glorified with the works he enables us to accomplish in our generation.
May God help us rest in the simple fact
that from where he sits
and from what he sees
The restoration of all things has already begun.