We all love a good hero story. Don’t we? There’s a reason why kids want to dress up like superheroes for halloween. We can all resonate with a powerful person stepping in to defeat a powerful enemy to redeem a people in a dire situation. Stories like this resonate with us because, if we’re honest, we understand ourselves to be in a dire situation. The life that we live is often full of joy and happiness, but quite often it's full of heartache and brokenness. We watch superhero movies and we long that our brokenness could be healed and that our hope could be restored.
At Redemption Hill, we believe the Bible is a true story about a real hero in real life. We believe the Bible is about God sending to us the perfect hero, his Son, Jesus. The Bible tells us that God created everything you see. He created man and woman. He created us to enjoy loving him, to enjoy loving each other, and enjoy caring for the world that He made. The problem is, we chose not to. We chose not to love God as we should, not to love one another as we should, and not care for his world as we should. We've rejected God and we've ruined his world. But God, in his love, didn't leave us in our rebellion. Instead, He sent to us a real hero in real life, Jesus, who has no kryptonite. The Bible says we cannot save ourselves, but with God all things are possible. So the real hero, Jesus, comes to us, lives a perfect life, takes our sin upon himself on the cross and dies. At the cross, it seemed though that darkness had won, that the hero supposedly had been defeated. But three days later, because nothing is impossible with God, Jesus walked out of the grave alive and well, conquering everything we have to be afraid of, namely sin and death.
After these events took place, the rest of the Bible tells us about God’s heart desiring to spread this news to all people everywhere so that all might hear and trust in the real hero in real life, Jesus.
If you'd like to hear more about this story and you don’t have a church home, we’d love to have you join us on Sunday morning at 10am at the Stowe Family YMCA. Learn more about what Redemption Hill worship services are like HERE. You can also join us LIVE online for worship gatherings HERE.