The first Adam rejected his identity as the image bearer, but Christ reclaims it, and Christ's public identity is revealed when he is raised on the cross. Because Christ identified for a time with us sinners, we may identify with him for eternity in the holy presence of God.
Readings from Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28.
Preached by the Reverend J.W. Dell on December 17, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.
Transcript available here.