Sunday, 13 May 2018
How humans flourish
What was God’s design and purpose, in shaping the world the way he did? When we look at today’s passage, what can we learn about ourselves and about God?
In today’s sermon, Rob considers the who, what and why of the creation account in Genesis 2.
Sunday, 6 May 2018
“Rest” in Genesis 2 means cessation of activity. God rests, to model a pattern of behaviour for us. We can be sure that the world is safe in his hands while we rest.
And God’s rest is the first “it is finished” moment in the bible. He declared that the work of creation was done.
Rest is God’s gift to us and it is essential to our pattern of life and work.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
‘Us’ here is not a matter of grammar; it’s matter of theology. God is one in three persons.
We are the image and likeness of the living God. This includes a duty for us to act with dominion and responsible authority over his creation.
The truth that we are made in God’s image is so important it’s repeated three times in this passage. Being made in his image includes having the power of choice – between life and death, good and evil, love and hate.
Since the fall, we present a damaged image of God. But a damaged painting is still worth millions if made by an excellent artist. Nevertheless it is the artist, God, to whom the worship and honour must be directed, not to us, the image.