2 ways 2 live is a product of Matthias Media – an evangelical publishing ministry born in Sydney, Australia. Below is part one of this excellent resource.
God is the loving ruler of the world.
He made the world.
He made us rulers of the world under him.
The first point of the Christian message is that God is in charge of the world. He is the ruler, the supreme president, the king. Unlike human rulers, however, God always does what is best for his subjects. He is the kind of king you’d like to be ruled by.
God rules the world because he made the world. Like a potter with his clay, God fashioned the world into just the shape he wished, with all its amazing details. He made it, and he owns it.
He also made us. God created people who were something like himself, and put them in charge of the world – to rule it, to care for it, to be responsible for it, and to enjoy all its beauty and goodness. He appointed humanity to supervise and look after the world, but always under his own authority, honouring him and obeying his directions.
You can see this represented in the illustration above: God is the ruler (the crown) and humanity is created to live in and rule God’s world under God’s loving authority.
It all sounds rather ideal – God in heaven, people ruling the world according to his directions, and everything right with the world. But everything is very obviously not right – with us or the world.
But is that the way it is now? continue reading
Click here for the children’s presentation entitled Who Will Be Your King?