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The Story of Humanity

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Date: February 3, 2019

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: The Gospel of Matthew

Scripture: Matthew 1:1–1:12

The Story of Humanity 

  • Our stories have been shaped by the past and shape the future
  • Our stories have moments of blessing and brokenness

“All but Death, can be Adjusted—
Dynasties repaired—
Systems—settled in their Sockets—
Wastes of Lives—resown with Colors
By Succeeding Springs—
Death—unto itself—Exception—
Is exempt from Change—"

- Emily Dickinson All But Death Can Be Adjusted

  • Our stories reveal our hope for salvation


The Story of Jesus

  • Jesus is the divine King

[5] Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7] but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. [8] And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. [9] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, [10] so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,[11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. - Philippians 2:5-11

  • Jesus enters the human story to bring healing and wholeness
  • Jesus empowers people to continue the story today