You know those times when you prepare the best you can but when the rubber hits the road things seem to go sideways?
Well, Sunday seemed a bit like that to me…it seemed, as one of my mentors is fold of saying, that the words I was speaking drooled down my chin and flopped to the ground. 😕
In hindsight (I listened to the recording yesterday), it wasn’t quite that bad – even though there a few rabbit trails, the main message that God wanted communicated got across (All glory to the King!).
Below is the full text of the sermon – with the audio file located here.
Note that Emily blessed everyone Sunday with a speical solo performance of JJ Heller’s song “What Love Really Means.” In fact, I think the Lord used that song to touch more hearts that day then anything I said. It just goes to show you that folks connect more with music then with lectures… hmm… maybe those chating monks of old knew a thing or two….
Made in the Image of God
Last week we looked at how the creation story of Genesis 1 was primarily about answering the question of WHO made the world. We looked at how it told the Israelites, who were just delivered from 400 years of slavery, that God Alone was King of everything.
God was the ruler of the seas, the plants, the trees, then animals – everything was subject to Him. The gods of the Egyptians and the Canaanites were nothing – just false idols with no power. God made everything and therefore He was King.
We also looked at the creation of humanity – how humanity was not created by accident – the tears of a crying god falling on the ground – nor were we created as slaves to do the biding of the gods.
Contrary to every other creation story out there, God’s story states that humanity was made in His image:
“God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” –Gen 1:27