Neal started our new preaching series which is looking at the basics of Christianity. This week we looked at what it means to become a Christian and what does “being born again” mean?
We started at the beginning and looked at Genesis and God`s plan for creation – and how that plan was ruined by man`s disobedience – breaking the relationship with God and destroying the perfection that was the Garden of Eden. We looked at how we all have Adam`s sinful DNA in our lives and that we are not born good or neutral but sinful – sons of disobedience Paul calls us! As this is our position how do we ever get back to having a right relationship with God and how do we deal with the question of Adams DNA?
Firstly we looked at the Virgin birth in Matthew and the fact that Jesus had to be the perfect sacrifice for us on the cross and therefore could not be born of man = he had to be conceived of the Holy Spirit and that is what Matthew chapter one tells us – This is important as otherwise Jesus would