The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The One Man: In Need of New Humanity / Romans 1:1-3:20
Oct 15, 2017
Pastor Mark Bergin
God created a good world and very good people. All the material of the
universe is laden with his beauty and human persons are stamped with his
image. But the corruption of sin has choked all that goodness and shrouded
its light. We have turned love into lust and passion into envy and justice
into malice. We have rejected the harmony and simplicity of life with God
and embraced the fractures and chaos of life apart from him. What we have
chosen is not life, but death. We have ripped apart the fine woven fabric
of creation. And what hope now remains for this pile of tattered rags in
the menacing hands of its destroyers? Can we mend what we have rent? No.
The goodness of our humanity is damaged beyond repair. We need a new
humanity. We need fresh life to recover the mantle of our original design.
We need a gift from beyond our shores.