Waterstone Vision

Series: Waterstone Mission

August 14, 2022 | Larry Renoe

Passage: Nehemiah 1:1-11


  • Contact Theory
  • “The closing scene of the Bible is not a vision of human beings going up to heaven, as in so much popular imagination, nor even of Jesus himself coming to earth, but of the new Jerusalem itself coming from heaven to earth… What God did in Jesus, coming to an unknowing world and an unwelcoming people, he is doing on a cosmic scale. He is coming to live, forever, in our midst, a healing, comforting, celebrating presence… Heaven and earth were joined together in Jesus; heaven and earth will one day be joined fully and forever.” – N. T. Wright, Revelation for Everyone, 187-188
  • “In the year 1653, when all things sacred were throughout ye nation either demolished or profaned, Sir Robert Shirley, Baronet, did found this church: Whose singular praise it is to have done the best of things in the worst of times, and hoped them in the most calamitous.” - Ralph C. Wood, Contending for the Faith, Baylor University Press, 2003, p. 213

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