Each week, the pastor who preaches posts a brief synopsis of the sermon for you to see the main points made during the sermon on Sunday morning.
September 8, 2019
How many creation stories are in the Bible? Answer — two!
We remember Genesis, Chapter 1. God created in six days and rested on the seventh day. But in Genesis 2 not only is the creation story done in four steps, not six, it is in a different order. So all this would beg the question, “Which story is the correct one?” The answer — both!
Genesis Chapter 1 has a simple message. “God created.” Genesis Chapter 2 reaffirms that God created, but adds this message: “God created us to be in relationships.” We are to be in a relationship with God. We are to be in a relationship with our world. And we are to be in a relationship with each other.
So please accept a challenge. We all know someone on the outside looking in. We all know someone who seems to be left out. We all know someone who chooses to stay away. As you found strength in relationships, reach out and make an effort to establish a new relationship. It is God’s wish to God’s children.
Pastor Tim Stoa