This Sunday

Worship this Sunday, October 1st at 10:30 AM

"Re-Created by the Word" Series

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

The story of creation in Genesis is not just about the creation of our natural world. Even the story says as much: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1) If we look more closely we can see that the story details our own process of becoming “truly human”, or being re-created in the image and likeness of God. More specifically, each day of creation represents a stage in the process of being enlightened by the Word of the Lord and led by Him into heavenly life while we still live on this earth.

Jesus said: ”That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:6-8)

Day 1 - Choosing to Watch the Sunrise (Oct. 1st)

The tranquility and beauty of watching an early morning sunrise would be so awesome... IF we didn't have to get out of bed so early! If we want to watch the sunrise, we have to choose to wake up before it happens and get ourselves to a place where we can see it rise. Have you ever seen a spiritual sunrise? The good news is you don't have to wake up early to see it... but still, you won't see it if you don't choose to. What is a spiritual sunrise, and how does it rise up from "the Spirit of God [that] was hovering over the face of the waters"?... "Let there be Light!"

Day 2 - What Do You Know? (Oct. 8th)

Not all of the knowledge in your mind is equally valuable. It is just not as important to know that a square has four sides as it is to know the Lord's Commandment that we "shall not steal"? Part of our process of becoming a truly wise human being is to learn how to evaluate the information we know in order to make the best use of it in our lives. Day 2 of creation in Genesis speaks about a division of the waters above from the waters beneath--In our lives, we might call this "getting our priorities straight."

Day 3 - (Oct. 15th)

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Day 4 - (Oct. 22nd)

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Day 5 - The Life of Our Thoughts (Oct. 29th)

Lao Tzu famously wrote, “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

Day 6 - Becoming Human (Nov. 5th)

What truly defines our humanity? What qualities in human beings set them apart from mere animals?

Day 7 - (Nov. 12th)

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