The gospel rearranges relationships

Close friends. Words with friends. Best friends forever. Find friends. We are made for friends. Yet as much as friendship brings the fun, friendships can also bring pain. Since sin entered our hearts ad overflowed into our lives, relationships have often been the wreckage around us that remind us we need rescuing from this. It is the gospel, the good news of who Jesus is and what he has done that changes everything. Jesus Christ is the one who rearranges relationships. How does he do this? The game changer is seen in Philippians 2:1-11 which we saw on Resurrection Sunday. There we see that humility and seeking the interests of the other person is the essence of what relationships need in our world that is bent out of shape by sin. And Jesus is the one who relates with the deepest humility even though he is God – he became a human to serve and save the humans. Jesus is the one who laid his life down and was obedient to death, even death on a cross. Jesus humbled himself in becoming one of us, and also, was humiliated on the cross for us. He died for our sin and rose for our certain hope. By believing in and living for Jesus as Lord, all our relationships are rearranged for good as we now have a right and glorious relationship with God. Would you like to see the difference Jesus makes to life? Come along and check out how Jesus invites people to find shelter in him. It’s CU Sunday and so we’ll also hear about the vital ministry of the Christian Union amongst students on the university campus.