Renewing Adam's Call

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Sermon Date: 
October 08, 2017
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God created man to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth with the Glory of God, but what happens when Adam fails--when the keepers of the vineyard forget their calling and kill the Master's Son?

  1. Bad Renters (Matthew 21:33)
    1. Who forget that they aren't the entire Masters.
    2. Who forget that the long teather of the Landlord isn't weakness. 
    3. Who forget their calling
  2. Broken hedges  (Psalm 80 and Isaiah 5:1-7)
    1. They've lost their protection because they lost their vocation. 
    2. Israel's Call was Eden's Call--To be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 
    3. God came seeking justice and found bloodshed: "God is their belly, glory in their shame, mind earthly things."
  3. The Garden of God—A New lease--renewed in the Great Commission. Paul's great passion is the Upward call that has been renewed in Christ who is now subjecting all things unto himself.  (Philippians 3:14.)  Paul gives three ways we live out our new lease:
    1. Imitation of other Disciples (Philippians 3:17). 
    2. Dominion: (Philippians 3:21) To fill all things: till the Earth shall full of the knowledge of the Glory of God.   Heavenly citizenship, the subjection of all things to Christ.  Every work of art is a little Eden—is a picture of the Kingdom of God.  Deeds of kindness. Virtue.  Journal of Thanks.  Dominion is Gospel—To be fruitful and multiply and fulfil the earth.
    3. Seeking God: (Philippians 3:20) Show the Light of thy Countenance and we shall be saved.