Worship and Witness is … Relational

September 18, 2016 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Download: Audio Notes

God is personal. He has personality–– will, emotion and intellect. God is relational. He has eternally existed in communion in the Trinity as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. According to Genesis, God made us in His own image. He made us personal. And He created us so that we might have a relationship with Him. He spoke all of creation into existence, but not so with humanity. He leaned in and “formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7). Then, He took a rib from Adam and fashioned Eve. He walked in the cool of the garden of paradise and fellowshipped with Adam and Eve.

Unfortunately sin fractured their relationship with God and as a result we are born with a hunger for a relationship with God, but no way to accomplish it in our own power. So, we fill our lives with other things trying to satisfy this desire for knowing God, this emptiness in our souls that can’t be filled. And this relational brokenness affects not only our spiritual life, but it leads to broken relationships with others.

Why is there divorce, murder, war…? Why are we relational broken? Our sin has separated us from God. We need to be relationally restored. We need to be reconciled to God and with others.