David Platt // The World is Fallen, but Jesus Has Not Left Us Alone

David Platt // The World is Fallen, but Jesus Has Not Left Us Alone


– God created a perfect world with no sin, no evil, and no suffering. No natural disasters, no hurricanes, or tornadoes, or tsunamis. No moral disasters. No wars, murders, trafficking. No cancer, no tumors, no
sickness, no disease, no pain. But we turned away from God, in the beginning and every
single one of us since then. We have all sinned against God, and we are separated from God. We now live in a fallen world. Now, to be clear, the Bible does not teach that if someone has a special need, or cancer, or is hit by a hurricane, this happens because of
sin in that person’s life, or a parent’s life, or
anything along those lines. No, the Bible teaches
that all of these things are ultimately the result
of sin in a fallen world. But here’s the good news of the Bible. And it’s the best news in the whole world. Colossians 1:19, “in Jesus, “all the fullness of God
was pleased to dwell.” Meaning, God has not left us
alone in this fallen world. God has come to us in the person of Jesus. Jesus is no mere man,
he is God in the flesh. And why did he come? He came, verse 20, “to
reconcile to himself all things, “whether on Earth or in heaven.” Jesus came to reconcile
this fallen world to God. And how did he do that? In verse 20, “by making peace
by the blood of his cross.” Jesus, God in the flesh, came
to live a life of no sin, and then, even though he had
no sin to pay any price for, he chose to suffer and die
on a cross for sinners. For your sin and my sin. So that, verse 21, “we who
were once alienated from God “can now be reconciled to God.” This is the greatest
news in all the world. No matter who you are
or what you have done, you can be reconciled to God. – [Congregant] Amen. – The hope of the
gospel, verse 23 is that, “Through Jesus, God will one day reconcile all things to himself.” Because, through Jesus,
sin has been conquered, death has been defeated. He is alive and one day he’s coming back to usher in a new creation
where there will be no more sin, no more sorrow, and no more special needs. – [Congregant] Amen! – This is the hope of Jesus. This fallen world is not the final word.

3 thoughts on “David Platt // The World is Fallen, but Jesus Has Not Left Us Alone”

  1. Amen Glory to God! This is our hope in Jesus! My favorite topic, RECONCILIATION! He is reconciling unto himself and he has given us the ministry of reconciliation! This is our hope in Jesus!
    " Let not your heart be troubled….I go to prepare a place for you…I will come again and receive you to myself..where I am you will be also." John14 :1-4 Amen, our hope is in Jesus who has not left us alone, but he has given us the comforter the Holy Spirit, and the promise of his return, Amen.
    Victory belongs to Jesus! ✝️

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