Creator, Re-Creator, New Creation

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A 2-part Gospel feast on Genesis 1:1-3 from Pastor Glem Melo

Preached at First Church (PCA) in Lansing, IL, U.S.A.

Listen to the sermons:

Part 1: http://firstchurchpca.org/sermons/sermon/2017-03-19/-creator-re-creator-new-creation

Part 2: http://firstchurchpca.org/sermons/sermon/2017-04-02/-creator-re-creator-new-creation-part-2:-the-spirit-the-word

17309779_10213194528042874_7026902757645035325_nCreation:

– Out of nothing

– Earth was formless, empty, and dark

– The Holy Spirit hovering

– God speaking

New Creation:

– We are nothing, formless, empty, and dark.

– In his incarnation, life, death, and burial, Christ became nothing, formless, empty, and dark in order to save us from nothingness, formlessness, emptiness, and darkness.

– Because of His atoning sacrifice and death, we are saved and free from the curse and bondage of nothingness, formlessness, emptiness, and darkness.

– Because of His atoning sacrifice and death, God gave us the Holy Spirit.

– Because of Jesus, by His Spirit and word God forms, fills, and “lights” us.

17424856_10213194527722866_6154311034271571792_nApplication:

1. Humility and Repentance – We are nothing without God.

2. Faith and Gratitude – Christ died for our sins and to gave us His Holy Spirit.

3. Devotion to God’s word – The Holy Spirit uses His word to save the unsaved and to nurture and grow the saved.

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