Chapter 6: New Creation

The story of Scripture culminates with a vision of God’s dream. In this dream all that has gone wrong throughout history has been made right. All that has been broken has been made whole. All is as it should be. God is with humanity and humanity is with God. It’s a beautiful vision.

And yet we find ourselves stuck in the in-between. We’re waiting on that dream to become reality, for that vision to become sight. Often this waiting is hard, excruciating even, as we continue to deal with all that goes wrong in the world, as we continue to leave brokenness in our wake because of our choice and actions.

But if we have eyes to see, we can catch glimpses of the new creation breaking into the world around us. The following video offers us one example of the new creation breaking in. What’s particularly significant about this story is that it reveals how God’s new creation work has an impact on both a personal level and a communal level. In other words, when an individual experiences new creation, that experience overflows from their own life into the lives of others. Take a few minutes to see how that happened in one particular person’s life.

Questions for Reflection

1. In what ways have you experienced God’s new creation breaking into your own life?

2. How has God’s new creation work in your own life impacted others around you?

3. What is one way you think God might be calling your church to be an agent of new creation in your community?

Living A Better Story Playlist

If stories form the script of our lives, music provides the soundtrack. This playlist–comprised of songs that explore the themes of the various chapters of the story of Scripture–is intended to help saturate our hearts and minds with lyrics and music that will help us with Living A Better Story.

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