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Season of Creation — SKY SUNDAY: Dominion and Exploitaton

Your sermon this Sunday could focus on God, the creator of the sky, and how the creator is revealed to us through God’s creation. Are we paying attention? Do we take time to enjoy God’s creation and to observe as God does?

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    References:

  • Proverbs 1:20-33
  • Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
  • James 3:1-12
  • Mark 8:27-38

Season of Creation — HARVEST SUNDAY: Trees and Fruits

This week preaches itself. Psalm 1 is a key creation-care text. It brings us back to the beginning in the Garden of Eden, and it points us to the end with a new heaven and earth. It reminds us yet again what this book we call the Bible is all about — life and our journey toward righteousness. Creation always points us in that direction. We just need to be aware of our surroundings.

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    References:

  • Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Psalm 1 (UMH 738)
  • James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
  • Mark 9:30-37

Season of Creation — BLESSING ALL CREATURES: Bring It!

As we wrap up this series, offering a call to action is appropriate. To be effective, however, we need knowledge about what the Bible says about care for creation and how we live it out in practical ways. It means starting, or as the theme for the week suggests, “Christians must bring it!”  We must also remember to bathe our teaching and practice with grace, so that others feel they can begin this journey with us.
 

View the September 2018 Season of Creation Series Overview »

    References:

  • Ester 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
  • Psalm 124 (UMH 846)
  • James 5:13-20
  • Mark 9:38-50

    References:

  • Job 1:1; 2:1-10
  • Psalm 26 or Psalm 25 (UMH 756)
  • Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
  • Mark 10:2-16

    References:

  • Job 23: 1-9, 16-17
  • Psalm 22:1-15 (UMH 752)
  • Hebrews 4:12-16
  • Mark 10:17-31

    References:

  • Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
  • Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c (UMH 826)
  • Hebrews 5:1-10
  • Mark 10:35-45