It’s the heart of the matter…

According to Jesus, the heart of the problem with the world is not disease, natural disasters, war or family breakdowns. It’s not even that people haven’t kept God’s rules! The heart of the problem is the problem with the human heart. The problem of sin.

If we are honest with ourselves, we can all admit we’ve often lived as if we were the centre of the universe – as if God doesn’t matter. We may have even put ourselves ahead of other people. When we live like this – as if God doesn’t matter, making up the rules for ourselves as if we are in charge of the universe – it ruins our relationship with God, and we come under his right judgment on our sin.

This is what God said to Adam and Eve at the very beginning. He warned them that if they rejected him, they would come under the judgment of death. Instead of enjoying life with him forever, they would be excluded from his presence and suffer eternal death. This problem of sin has echoed throughout the generations. Impacting our people and planet. It’s bad news.

But there’s good news coming…

 

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