Restored Imitators of God

September 3, 2023

Speaker: Jerry Cisar | Series: Imagining the Kingdom | Book: Ephesians

Preacher: Jerry Cisar

Irenaeus said, “The glory of God is a living human.” I believe this truth is central to the purpose of the Gospel. James K. A. Smith writes, “The gospel is the way we learn to be human…. To be human is to be for something, directed toward something, oriented toward something…. We are like existential sharks: we have to move to live. We are not just static containers for ideas; we are dynamic creatures directed toward some end.”

What does it mean to be human? What is that “something” toward which we are oriented? What are we to be moving toward? Our text this Sunday, Ephesians 5:1-2, is all about that something toward which we are to be oriented. It is all about how the grand drama of the Gospel restores humanity to what we were made to be.

The fact is, as believers in Jesus, we have been cast as characters in the grand drama of the Gospel and we need to learn our  role and live it. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series, “Imagining the Kingdom.”