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2010.9.5 reasons for faith 4 (the dance of god)

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2010.9.5 reasons for faith 4 (the dance of god)

  1. 1. Reasons for Faith The Dance of God
  2. 2. The Divine Dance <ul><li>John 1:18 (Jesus) was in the bosom of the Father... </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Divine Dance <ul><li>John 16:14 the Spirit lives to glorify the Son. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Divine Dance <ul><li>John 17:4-5 the Son glorifies the Father, and the Father glorifies the Son </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Divine Dance <ul><li>Luke 6:32 &quot;If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Dance of Love <ul><li>1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Dance of Love <ul><li>Mark 8:35 …but whoever loses himself for My sake will find his life. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Act I: Creation: The Dance of Creation <ul><li>Psalms 65:12 The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>13 The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing. </li></ul>Act I: Creation: The Dance of Creation
  10. 10. Act I: Creation: The Dance of Creation <ul><li>Genesis 1:26 God said, &quot;Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, </li></ul>
  11. 11. Act I: Creation: The Dance of Creation <ul><li>over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Act II: The Fall: Losing the Dance <ul><li>Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, </li></ul>
  13. 13. Act II: The Fall: Losing the Dance <ul><li>and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned-  </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>John 17:22 “I have given them the glory that you gave me.” </li></ul>Act II: The Fall: Losing the Dance
  15. 15. Act III: Redemption: Returning to the Dance <ul><li>Matthew 11:28 &quot;Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Act III: Redemption: Returning to the Dance <ul><li>29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Act III: Redemption: Returning to the Dance <ul><li>30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Act III: Redemption: Returning to the Dance <ul><li>Romans 5:17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, </li></ul>
  19. 19. Act III: Redemption: Returning to the Dance <ul><li>how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, &quot;Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.“ </li></ul>
  25. 25. Act IV: Restoration: The Future of the Dance <ul><li>Romans 8:21 …that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Christian Life <ul><li>Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. </li></ul>

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