The New Narrative

City Church Service July 26 from St. Andrew’s Church on Vimeo.

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Matthew 13:31-33, 44-50

Sermon Summary

Most people have curious narratives and ideas about God. Many of them are negative, destructive, or toxic. Much of Jesus’ ministry focused on proclaiming a “new” narrative about God and his kingdom. The parables of the treasure in the field and the pearl of great worth illustrate the incalculable value of the possibility of living under the reign and rule of God. No personal cost is worthy to compare to the extraordinary gain found in living under the rule, authority, and will of God. The toxic narrative of God, presented to humanity in the garden of Eden by Satan, leads us to think that God is holding out on us and denying us things that are rightfully ours. Jesus presents us with a narrative that seems new but is not new at all. God desires the highest and best for us and is willing to sacrifice his greatest treasure so that we can receive what can be ours through faith.


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