Celebrating God’s creativity-and our own-in the season of new beginnings.
This series begins at the start of a new year, a time to start over and create the world anew through resolutions, hopes, and dreams. This is an opportunity for a community to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a new calendar year and see Christian identity in a new way. Through Scriptures that span all sections of the Bible let’s discover new and creative ways to explore what it means to be a baptized Christian in the world today.
|Sermon Title||Focus Scripture||Theme|
|1/10||God Created, Now What?||Genesis 1:1-5||God’s creativity is made manifest in the continual act of creation that spans space and time.|
|1/17||Creating Christian Freedom||I Corinthians 6:12-20||Christian freedom is not todo what we please, but in response to God’s love for us, manifest in Christ, it is to do what pleases God.|
|1/24||Creativity in Connection||Jonah 3:1-5, 10||God’s proclamation is creative, even if we are not ready to hear or speak what God wants to tell us.|
|1/31||Being the Epiphany||I Corinthians 8:1-13||Our bodies and beings matter in Christian community as created in God’s image.|
|2/7||Never-ending Creativity||Isaiah 40:21-31||Even in the midst of our own selfishness and destruction, God finds ways to create the world anew.|
|2/14||Creating the Extraordinary in the Ordinary||2 Kings 5:1-14||Even within the rhythms of an uneventful daily life, God reaches out to us in the most ordinary of places.|
|2/21 Transfiguration Sunday||Descending to Share the Story||Mark 9:2-9||In an act of ultimate creativity, Jesus’ identity as the Son ofGod is revealed to us. How do we descend from the mountaintop to share such an experience?|
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