This Sunday is week ten of Christ in the Psalms at Park Church Highlands. We’ve made it to Psalm 119. Instead of taking Psalm 119 section-by-section, we’re addressing it topically over the course of three weeks. In this first week, the topic is “God’s Word Over Us.”
Jesus has certainly come to heal and transform individuals through His love and power, but He also commissions His followers to be agents of His healing power and love in a world that is ripe for a new kind of Kingdom and a new kind of King.
While Jesus’ arrival should have been celebrated, the meaning and joy of His arrival was missed by those who had lost sight of the meaning and purpose behind their religious practices—the hope of God’s presence with His people. Jesus had come to be that presence and to bring the dawn of a new age, and that meant everything was about to change.
To show the legitimacy of His authority and the scope of His mission, Jesus not only forgives the man’s sins, but also restores his body and his place within the community. In this act, Jesus is showing that He truly is the Son of God, who has the power and the authority to heal and transform people from the inside out.
Welcome to the service replay from Easter Sunday at Park Church Downtown! Whenever you’re watching this, it’s a joy to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together. This was also our public launch as Park Church Downtown!