Crime and Punishment - Genesis 3

Dear Mosaic Family, In Genesis 1 and 2, the Lord God created the cosmos and humanity perfectly. He looked at all creation and proclaimed "it is very good." Everything was flawless.  Chapter 2 ends with Adam singing a love song to Eve. After their wedding, they were meant to blissfully "live happily ever after" in paradise, with all of their needs met and desires satisfied. They had a perfect relationship with God, perfect relationship with each other, and a perfect relationship with nature. Unfortunately, the idyllic life didn't last.

Genesis chapter 3 gives us a play-by-play recounting of humanity's fall into sin, suffering, and sadness. This account explains why the world is not as it ought to be and why we aren't the way we're supposed to be. This text makes sense of the brokenness of the world around us and the brokenness inside us. Fortunately, the text also foreshadows the Gospel. God will not leave humanity in it's brokenness. Instead, God promises to send the second Adam, Jesus Christ, who will deal the Evil One a crushing death blow.

In order to best prepare yourself for the sermon tomorrow, please read Genesis 3. Looking forward to worshiping with you!

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

P.S. Our 3rd Quarterly Members' meeting is next Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share! Sign up for the potluck here. Also, if you've been cleared to volunteer at Mini-Mosaic and can help with childcare for part of the members' meeting, please sign up here.

Announcements:
College Lunch Sunday, September 18th, 1pm (after the 11:15am service). If you're a college student looking to connect with the other students who attend Mosaic, plan to join us for a free lunch. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing admin@mosaicboston.comMosaic Boston App Did you know Mosaic has an app? You can download it here.3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share! Sign up for the potluck here. Also, if you've been cleared to volunteer at Mini-Mosaic and can help with childcare for part of the members' meeting, please sign up here.

Pre-service Prayer 
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
Apologetics Seminars Do you struggle with making intellectual sense of Christianity? Would you like to help your non-Christian friends see the veracity of the Christian claims? Join us for an 8 week seminar going through Tim Keller's "The Reason for God." The class will take place during the 11:15am worship service in the balcony upstairs, October 2nd to November 20th. Please sign up by emailing admin@mosaicboston.com

 

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