We want to share with our church – and the world – the goodness of God’s story, particularly as it relates to some important and controversial areas of life. We’re doing this by looking at some of the key themes established in the creation accounts of Genesis which are fulfilled in the concluding scenes of Revelation.
For each of the topics in the series, we want to include four summary elements of the Bible’s story, which help us to see things clearly, realistically, and hopefully: Creation: How things are meant to be. Rebellion: What has gone wrong. Redemption: How God makes it right. New creation: How things will be.
We’ve gathered together lots of resources on the principles behind this series, and the topics addressed within it, here.
September 17, 2023 | Chris Rawson
The Church is the fulfilment of God’s plan to have a people from every tribe and tongue and nation, with whom He dwells. Chris shows us how this plan starts right at the beginning of the Bible, and encourages us to value what God values.
September 24, 2023 | Dan Hudson
God wants nothing less for His people than that they be filled with His fullness! Dan explains how it’s the work of the Holy Spirit today to give us intimate access to God, creativity, boldness, and strength.
October 1, 2023 | Luke Davydaitis
Being made in the image of God is the incredible privilege of every human being. Luke shows us what that means for our identity and purpose, and we see how Jesus is the ultimate image-bearer who transforms His people into His likeness despite their sin.
October 29, 2023 | Jen Rawson
God made men and women to display His image and live in dependent harmony with each other, but sin has ruined this. Jen shows us the poetry of God’s design, and the hope of redemption that Jesus brings.
November 19, 2023 | Luke Davydaitis
The Bible tells us that creation speaks of God’s glory, and that God will speak to us through His creation. Luke explores why we are sometimes hard of hearing, and how we can remedy this.
November 26, 2023 | Dan Hudson
God made the world, sustains the world, and has a plan to recreate the world as a home for his family forever. How should we live in the present in a way that cares for God’s creation?
December 3, 2023 | Chris Rawson
Chris brought The Better Story series to a close by looking at Sabbath rest. God himself modelled rest, and part of our purpose as humans is to enjoy rest with Him. Jesus came to lead us back into eternal rest with God in the future and to give us a taste of true Sabbath rest now.