Created Anew

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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