Our King Jesus is the legitimate King over the present creation. In a special way, He is also the legitimate King over His church. This includes Christians who are dead or alive.
This week, we continue in this amazing passage to understand how King Jesus set in motion a plan to fix and rule over the whole creation in the future.
Please take a few minutes to read through this week's texts and answer the questions as we prepare our minds for worship.
"in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross."
"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Adam who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved."
1) What is the future blessing that we look forward to in this passage?
2) How is the condition of the entire creation attached to our own?