Tag: creation

Temples: The Temple of Creation

Imagine that your city is burning. The school where your son learned is burning. The well where your daughter drew water is burning. The little pub where you had your first kiss: burning. Your house is burning. The gentle fire that burned in your little hearth in the winter is now out of control, and the flames are spreading. The…

Five Things: Creation by the Word

This Sunday, we will be looking at the story of creation from Genesis 1. Here are Five Things to help you prepare your heart for worship:     1) Video Clips from The Bible Project   This week’s text is from the beginning of Genesis- where it all starts. Read the story for yourself here, and then watch this video…

Free in Eden

On the day the Lord God made earth and heavens, no shrub of the field being yet on the earth and no plant of the field yet sprouted… then the Lord God fashioned the human, humus from the soil, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a living creature.   And the Lord God…

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The First Promise

Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:4-7 On the day the Lord God made earth and heavens, no shrub of the field being yet on the earth and no plant of the field yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused rain to fall on the earth and there was no human to till the soil, then the Lord God fashioned the human,…

Preparing Our Hearts: Creation Edition

Quakers are encouraged, within our own tradition, to come to corporate worship with hearts and minds prepared. This isn’t a limitation, as though one who is unprepared is unwelcome—all are welcome. It’s a recognition, rather, that those who prepare for worship are more easily able to experience the light of Christ, and gain more spiritually from their time spent in…

The Gardening Gospel

The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. -from 1 Corinthians 15 Like many of you, I’m sure, we’ve been busy putting in a garden. Craig…

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Beginnings

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it… -from Genesis 2 A friend of mine from back home recently posted a picture of her son heading out onto the high school football field, dressed in the Comet’s blue and white. It was met with cheers and…

Broadening

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. -from Romans 8…

Come and See

““Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.” -from John 1 In the beginning, the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God’s breath hovering over the waters. It was then that the Voice began to speak. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw…

Pause

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:15 Laura Ingalls Wilder left behind, as part of her written legacy, some pretty harsh descriptions of keeping the Sabbath. Lots of Bible reading, lots…