God’s Grand Plan to Restore

Fuge Camp at Liberty University – Day 4 Worship

Luke 24:13-35

The sacrifice of Jesus was never a Plan B to God’s redemptive work. The entire message of the Bible and the complete history of the world is working towards God’s grand conclusion of restoration.

  • The sacrifice of Jesus was never a Plan B to God‚Äôs redemptive work.¬†
  • The Bible is not a collection of disconnected, moralistic stories.
  • The Bible¬†is the one overarching¬†narrative of how the cross of Christ will rescue a fallen people.
  • God¬†created¬†the heavens and the earth
  • Mankind¬†rebelled¬†trying to¬†prove¬†their worth
  • Sin¬†escalated¬†to the shedding of¬†blood
  • God‚Äôs¬†wrath¬†displayed in the form of a¬†flood
  • Yet one was blessed to be a¬†blessing
  • A¬†nation¬†promised, a¬†Messiah¬†coming
  • A people¬†rescued¬†out from¬†slavery
  • The¬†Law¬†given to show their¬†inability
  • Finally settled into the¬†Promised¬†Land
  • Yet the¬†cycle¬†of sin¬†punished¬†again and again
  • A¬†kingdom¬†established, kings took up the¬†crown
  • Yet the¬†greatest¬†of men still let the people¬†down
  • A nation¬†divided¬†while¬†prophets¬†warned in the streets
  • Until godless¬†enemies¬†came and administered¬†defeats
  • A people in¬†exile¬†suffering with their¬†guilt
  • A¬†remnant¬†returns, a city¬†rebuilt
  • The people¬†feared¬†if they‚Äôd been left on their own
  • 400¬†silent years before the answer was known
  • Glory¬†to God and¬†peace¬†upon the earth
  • A¬†Savior¬†was given, a¬†virgin¬†gave birth
  • God¬†in the flesh lived free from¬†sin
  • Jesus¬†conveyed grace and truth¬†from¬†within
  • Recognized as¬†teaching¬†with¬†authority
  • Despised and rejected by the¬†Pharisees
  • Christ¬†crucified¬†on the hill of¬†Calvary
  • Exchanged¬†righteousness¬†for our¬†depravity
  • Yet on the third day, the¬†Savior¬†would rise
  • Commissioned¬†the disciples in his¬†ascent¬†to the sky
  • The Holy Spirit¬†empowered, the gospel¬†unashamed
  • The¬†Church¬†established, giving¬†everything¬†away
  • No amount of¬†persecution¬†could keep the¬†message¬†back
  • Paul¬†was converted, proclaimed the faith he¬†attacked
  • Among the nations, churches were¬†multiplied
  • Letters¬†were sent, doctrine and practice¬†clarified
  • A¬†revelation¬†was given for though the¬†future¬†seems grim
  • Christ will¬†return¬†and we will be¬†with¬†him

God is on a mission to restore, how will you join him?