Imagine what it would be like to love God naturally, and never have to work at it! This was true of only one man named Adam. Pastor Colin talks about what it was like for Adam in the Garden of Eden, and why it is no longer possible this side of heaven.
The Inside Story of Human Life
Once you admit there’s evil—and that it’s in human beings—you have to ask how it got there. What is your explanation of evil? Many people will tell you that it is social, educational, or economic. But acts of great evil are committed by the rich as well as the poor. Evil is as prevalent under capitalism as it is under communism. And some of the most wicked acts in all human history have been conceived by some of the most brilliant minds. The Bible tells us the inside story of sin’s origin, sin’s development, sin’s reach, sin’s hidden consequence and God’s stunning solution to the problem of human sin.
From this Series
“God made man upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.” Ecclesiastes 7:29 Last weekend was the Chicago Triathlon, an extraordinary race with about 4,000 participants. The triathlon is one event, but it has three stages that look and feel very different—the run, the bike and the swim. This series is like […]
The theme of our series, “The Inside Story” is especially poignant this weekend as we mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th 2001. For many people that day brought pain, sorrow and irrecoverable loss. Many things were shaken, far beyond the twin towers, on that day.
“Like the rest, we were by nature objects [children] of wrath.” Ephesians 2:3 This may well be the most disturbing verse in the Bible, but its meaning is clear: The default position of every human life is that we are under the wrath of God. We are all born sinners. The impulse to sin runs […]
“All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.” Ephesians 2:3 A number of you have asked me about the riots that caused such devastation in London and other parts of Britain last month. Some of you picked up on the […]
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.” Ephesians 2:1 Today we take the last step in grasping the scale of the human problem. You may say, “Not again! First, you tell us that we are sinners by nature. Then you say that by nature we are under the wrath of God. […]