Given that paradise was lost when we rebelled against God, that we became spiritually dead and enslaved to our sin, unwilling to serve God and, what’s more serious, unable to change our condition, is there any hope? The biblical answer is that in man there is no hope but in God there is much hope. For as the story of the Bible unfolds, God reveals the astounding grandeur of His plan from the very beginning. By redemption God reclaims the original vision. God is in the business of redeeming people to be what He created them to be. This is the story of redemption; this is the story we read; and it is astounding. This is the story of the sermon today.