The church is the prototype of the coming age: a fellowship of Jewish and Gentile worshippers of God, brought to life through Jesus’ atoning sacrifice, filled with and empowered by the Spirit of God to live according to the heavenly reality of that coming age, and to advance its influence into every area of life.
This is a message I gave at Sukkat Shalom in June. The text is from Ephesians 5:8.
You will see the world in a new way when you hear my friend Brandon Bailey’s experiences as God first brought healing and freedom in his own life, and then used him to bring the good news of God’s presence and love to countless other people he encounters in daily life! Brandon is full of the love and the life of Jesus, and as he demonstrates, freedom from sickness, sin, and every kind of oppression is available hear and now through our trust and confidence in Jesus.