The Curse of a Broken World
Passage: Genesis 3:17–19, Romans 8:18–22
Because of Adam's sin, God placed the earth under a curse. Instead of cooperating with man, now it would fight back and withhold its crop. In turn, man's work would not be painful, frustrating toil. The good news of Christmas is that Jesus "comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found." How does Jesus' coming address the curse of a broken world, and of painful toil?