2018 Session 1: View of God by D.A. Horton

D. A. Horton kicked off the first session explaining the Gospel. He approached the story of the Bible like a Netflix series: there’s a few different seasons, but it’s all part of the same plot, and there’s one main character. We would like to think that the main character is us, but it’s God. He has connected His story to our story through Jesus and Jesus alone. His blood sacrifice was the only sufficient payment for the infinite debt we owe to God. “It is impossible for a finite creature to obtain something that is infinite.” D. A. explained it like trying to obtain the whole Atlantic Ocean by standing in it and putting it all into a 32-ounce cup. It can’t be done. You’re not going to be holding the ocean, it’s going to be holding you. God’s power has purpose for our life. God lacks nothing; he doesn’t need our praise. He deserves it. He demands it. He desires to show his power to pay the debt we racked up--our sin. Romans 1:16-17:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

He wrapped up the session saying when we declare spiritual bankruptcy to God, He comes in and pays our debt. However, he doesn’t just pay our debt to give us an even $0. He fills our account with the perfect record of Jesus. He sees us as holy and blameless because he is holy.