The Great Press of Humanity: Creation 1

Genesis 1:1-2:3; Psalm 19:1-14; Matthew 6:25-34

Suggested Scripture Readings from We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren

 The Fourth Day     Boston, 1999

The Fourth Day     Boston, 1999

Sermon Notes

·       This sermon marks the beginning of a series structured by and in conversation with We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren.

·       Aside from Jesus, the core message of belonging to each other was inspired by a comment made by a congregation member several years ago about Genesis 1 and the value of belonging.  A radio interview with John A. Powell by Krista Tippett resurfaced that language and summoned this sermon as a response. Hear the whole interview with Powell here: http://bit.ly/1g95CEv

·       For more on the refugee crisis in Europe visit: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/10/10-truths-about-europes-refugee-crisis

·       Language describing Jesus in the breach is a nod to Psalm 78 about Moses.