In the wake of a natural disaster we come face-to-face with the reality that the world is not as it should be. The jarring images of indiscriminate destruction on the news beg the question, "Why God?" "Why did this happen?" "Why would you allow such meaningless suffering?" While we default to "Why?" perhaps we should be asking another question — "Who?" "Who is this God?" In the face of tragedies and atrocities are we to believe in a God of judgment or a God of love?
This two-part series sets out to answer the question of who God is by spanning the Bible from creation to re-creation. Along the way you will discover what went wrong with our world and how God has been at work fixing it. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - If So, Then Why? (Andy Stanley)
Tragedies in the world and in our lives cause us to question who God is. To raise the question, is to recognize that things are not as they should be. The Bible calls this understanding "the knowledge of good and evil" and it is a direct consequence of original sin. Though we live in a fallen world where we experience the devastating effects of sin, we need not question whether God is great or whether God is good. Genesis 1, 3:16-19
Part 2 - All Things New (Andy Stanley)
Andy Stanley shares the reassuring truth that God has been working ever since the Fall to remedy our sin problem. 8,000 years after Adam's decision in the Garden of Eden, the second Adam, Jesus Christ, willingly chose to solve a problem that He didn't even cause. Because of Jesus' choice, the cross, not a tsunami, defines who God is.