Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sermons
The gospel isn’t the ABCs of the Christian faith; it’s the A to Z. It’s not a set of beliefs or morals but rather a distinct worldview. The gospel is news about what Jesus has already done for us. It’s the way we get through every difficulty, the way we change. This talk was given at a training conference at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
In dealing with inner emptiness we often hope for “one true love.” Jacob and Leah have that hope after the failure of their lives. When their dreams are achieved, their hopes are dashed. Leah eventually achieves inner peace by placing her hope in God, who alone can deliver.
In addressing Israel's exile, Jeremiah poses the question of why we long for home. This world can't sustain us, so how we can get home? The answer is in Jesus' sacrifice, which gives us the gift of a fully sustained life in our relationship with God.