God the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit, created all things. But our first parents succumbed to temptation and rebelled against their Creator, plunging God's perfect creation into sin and death. Humanity's Fall separated people from God and from one another. The world is broken and so are we.

But God has enacted a plan to restore the world and the people in it. This plan of redemption, this promise of blessing, culminated in Jesus the Messiah, the eternal Son of God. Jesus himself—through whom all things were created—became a human being to rescue wayward humanity. Although we made ourselves God's enemies, God did not forsake us or despise us; He gave himself up for us, taking our sins upon himself, the holy one for the lawless, the guiltless for the guilty, the just for the unjust. Having died for our sins, Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God the Father, giving the Holy Spirit to those who believe in him.

But the restoration is not yet complete. Jesus will return to earth as rightful king and will judge the living and the dead. He will reign in righteousness and justice, and he will completely renew heaven and earth. He will dwell among his people.

The hope of redemption and restoration is for all people, regardless of ethnicity, sex, age, class, religious background, personal history, or any other factor. By God's grace, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.