People who are related to a distinguished public figure like to proudly exhibit their family tree. But there’s a more illustrious family, larger than any other family on this earth, which you will probably want to join. The Divine Family. Every family has a surname. God’s family does too. In this Sermon we will talk about The divine Family, The earthly family and God´s Family today. When Jesus returns to gather his faithful followers from all ages, God’s family will be complete.
There is a very popular adage that says: “there’s a remedy for everything, except death” and there’s this other one: “while there’s life, there’s hope.” They’re positive proverbs that suggest that as long as you make an effort, you can get through anything, it doesn’t matter how troubled you are. But there is one problem that not even these proverbs offer hope for: death. Fortunately, we have good news in this Sermon: that problem too, has been solved!
Just like our earthly parents, our heavenly Father also wants to keep us near to him. But if we’re running around for 14 hours a day, seven days a week, doing business, homemaking, hanging out with our friends, on appointments, at the bank, the club, and eating out all the time, we lose our time with God. There is no time to spend with him. If we can barely give him a minute of the day, how are we going to set time apart to contemplate heaven? That’s why we need to ask ourselves: Is it worth to go through life without seeking God first?
The apostle Paul writes about the heavenly family. God, who is reuniting his family on earth, looks forward to the time when He will unite the family from heaven with the family from earth and make one big family. We can become part of this family through birth or through adoption. Natural birth does not prepare us for heaven. That’s why Jesus himself declared that we must be born again. There must be a change: a life transformation that reflects the traits and attributes of the heavenly family. The process of adoption takes place through this transformation. Paul refers to this as the “adoption as sons”. What a privilege! Notice in this Sermon what we become when we surrender our lives to the Lord.
Adam and Eve lived in the glory of a perfect world, but their sin brought ruin to the earth. In figurative language, we could say that they rolled down into a deep well of darkness, where we’re all currently stuck. We’ve all been born in this well, grown-up, reproduced, aged, become diseased, died, and been buried, many times without hope. “But thanks be to God, who began a rescue plan as soon as the first couple sinned, because “Before the foundations of the earth were laid, the Father and the Son had united in a covenant to redeem man if he should be overcome by Satan” (The Desire of Ages, 834).
The first home in Eden was supposed to exemplify to each human family throughout the ages, what a happy home is all about. But the truth today is that many homes have failed. When plans arise to construct a new city, architects get together to decide where they are going to establish the main buildings, etc. God didn’t include any of that in the Garden of Eden. If everything was so good, what happened then? It’s obvious something ruined God’s perfect plans. In today’s Sermon you will find the answer to the question that bothers so many of us, especially: if God is good, why do people suffer?
The theory of evolution is taught in every level of education and is spread throughout the media. This doctrine affect the family circle. Modern parents who want to lie to their children when their kids ask them about their origins will probably tell them that they were downloaded from the Internet. We can’t accept such any lies. The Bible tells us about a more sublime origin of the family. The answer to the great question that explains the origin of all things is found in Genesis, and that what we will talk about in this Sermon.