Sunday, 16 September 2018
Ace preached from Romans 13:1-7, in which Paul urges us to submit to governing authorities. Ace reminded us that our God is the one who transformed chaos into cosmos (Genesis 1 and 2) - in other words, mess into order. This is the raw power of His authority - the creation of planets and stars, and of course, us. Sometimes we turn this upside down and behave as if we have authority over all of Creation but this is actually God who has this authority - and this turns cosmos back into chaos. This is the state of sin that Christ is saving us from (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
The Kingdom of God has arrived (Mark 1:14-15). That word kingdom refers to authority.