Rebuilding Broken Bridges
October 27, 2019 | Kris Vos
In human relationships, both parties must work to rebuild the bridge. In our relationship with God, He does all the work! As He did with Peter. We cannot begin to rebuild the broken bridges in our lives until Christ builds the bridge we need to God. As we come to understand the tools He uses (sacrifice, forgiveness, justice, etc.) to rebuild our bridge to Him, then we can begin to rebuild the broken bridges to others in our lives. We will review some fundamentals of bridge repair in our sermon this week.
The greatest bridge is our bridge to God. It was burned beyond repair when sin severed our connection to God. We inherited the sin that burned the God-bridge and we added to the damage by our own sin. The connection between us and God was ruined so badly it could not be repaired, but, God, in His grace and power, built a whole new bridge. By his atoning sacrifice, Jesus Christ made it possible for sinful human beings to be in relationship with a holy God. And this is not just a business relationship or an "acquaintance" relationship, no, this relationship with God is deep and abiding! He calls us His children. The Bridge spanning the gap between us and God is the most stunning bridge in the cosmos. This Sunday, we launch a new series to celebrate that bridge. We will marvel at the connection we have with God and the impact it has on every other bridge. – See you Sunday!