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The Beautiful Story | Beauty Threatened | John Goodale

The Beautiful Story | Beauty Threatened | John Goodale

Sep 06, 2020

Passage: Genesis 3:8-19

Preacher: John Goodale

Series: The Beautiful Story

Category: Old Testament



Fall and Curse. Things are not the way they are supposed to be. We all catch an awareness or inclination that this is true, whether we are Christians or not. Something is wrong and it needs to be fixed. The beauty of the world and the beauty within us is threatened by this "wrong." It originates with the disobedience of the original human beings and the curse that followed. God created a perfect paradise, but our own “red-handed mutiny” (Oswald Chambers) has distorted and bent the world. Like a wrecked car, we can see what it was meant to be but also that it is not currently working. (Lysa TerKeurst, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way). Genesis 3 describes the bentness and brokenness of the world we presently live in, but will the beauty be forever destroyed? Is there any hope for beauty?


Can you find any beauty in 2020? God made the world beautiful. To philosophers, beauty can be a mystery. If you come along with us you will see beauty is the product of a beautiful God telling a beautiful story in a universe filled with awe-inspiring wonders. You too can play a part in The Beautiful Story of the marvelous love of God.