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DNA: God Is Victorious

God’s love nev­er fails. God is vic­to­ri­ous. That is the mes­sage that pas­tor Jeff pre­sent­ed to us yes­ter­day. Preaching from a very per­son­al per­spec­tive, he encour­aged us that God’s love for us endures for us no mat­ter what mess we get our­selves in. If we turn to Him, He is right there with open arms to wel­come us, clean us up, and declare that we are His chil­dren.

And now, my ser­mon notes:

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start­ing point.

Sometimes we try to pull our­selves out of a hole by our own pow­er. And when we do, we just take a back­hoe and dig our­selves in deep­er. We bear the scars of those pits.

God is not a mad sci­en­tist. He is not guess­ing, try­ing one exper­i­ment after anoth­er. Frankenstein the­ol­o­gy-God throws misc stuff togeth­er to make us, some­times mak­ing mon­sters.

God is a mas­ter physi­cian. He knows how we are made and can take us no mat­ter how messed up and fix us, phys­i­cal­ly, men­tal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, spir­i­tu­al­ly.

It is by the cross that we are held to God. 1 Cor 1:16–17 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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.

There were many oth­er good things that pas­tor Jeff said. To hear the entire ser­mon, be sure to vis­it Flatland Church’s web­site.

I loved the line, “God is not a mad sci­en­tist.” It speaks vol­umes to me with regards to both God’s DNA and our own. Simply put, some­thing Dr. J at Evangel taught us con­tin­u­al­ly, its all about the Imago Dei, the Image of God that is in us.

When God made us, He made us in His image. He embed­ded His DNA into us and it is by His DNA that we are saved. Sin of course shat­ters that image in us but through the blood of Christ, that image is restored. The love of God made us in the begin­ning and remakes us that our DNA match­es His.

This is ulti­mate­ly how God is vic­to­rius. He wins because He made us and know best how to restore us to His stan­dards and to the way He intend­ed for us to be. It is great com­fort to know that no mat­ter how bad­ly we mess our own lives up, and we are pret­ty good at it, He is a lot bet­ter at fix­ing it.

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