God created a perfect world, and through the entrance of sin, it became a battlefield. Humanity has tried to gain victory, but we always come up short. That’s why in Revelation 5, John weeps because no one is found worthy. This sermon looks at different life stories and how our best and brightest have come up just a little bit short but ultimately are disqualified. But there is one person, he did win: Jesus.
The Early NT Church had major problems, and one major problem was how to respond to the Gentiles being converted. It seemed as if it was a completely different church. Was that needed for a different world outside of the the religious structures and knowledge of Israel?