What’s Wrong with the World

It’s 3:20 AM.

And I, Kirsten, have been drinking lots of coffee and writing lots of papers under the pressure of a self-imposed hard deadline. It’s silly, I know, but it seems to work.

This link is for sermon podcasts from Pacific Crossroads Church, the church we attended in Los Angeles. I just listened to Rankin Wilbourne’s “What’s Wrong with the World” in effort to gain some inspiration to crank out a few more Genesis papers in the next few days.

The whole thing is worth listening to, of course, because Rankin is an excellent preacher and he handles the Word of God in a way that is captivating and challenging and life-giving. But the last ten minutes are phenomenal and so, so worth the thought, particularly as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the best day in history.

Find the sermon here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pacific-crossroads-church/id301642735?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

“But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, 
“Where are you?”
From the very beginning, God goes after us. 
And the Bible is one story after another of the grief-stricken God 
in search of the creatures who are bent on walking away from Him. 
“Where are you?” 
And God knew when he took that first step in the cool of the day 
where his journey would take him— to another garden.
Where instead of God calling out to man “Where are you?”, 
the Son of God would call out to God “Where are you?” 
and the whole pattern of Genesis 3 would be replayed and unwound. 
God came to the first Adam in the garden and said 
“obey me about the tree and live”, 
but he came to Jesus, the last Adam, and said, 
““Obey me about the tree and die.” 

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