Original Goodness

Original Goodness

Genesis 1:26-31

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

So God created humankind in his image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”  God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.  God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Reflect: Reflect upon this idea each morning this week: “You are made in original goodness.” Does this change the way you think about yourself?

Reflect: Consider your personal struggle with sin in light of your original goodness. In what areas of life do you struggle most with sin? What is Jesus calling you to do about those struggles? As you struggle this week, take time to reflect and choose goodness!

Practice: Every day this week, do something practical and intentional to be the good that God made you to be – – volunteer, reach out to someone in need, support God’s work, help a friend, pray for someone, give to a good cause, do something!

To hear or read this week’s sermon: Human: More than Sinful


This Week:

Wednesday, October 16th, 1:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, October 16th, 6:30 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, October 17th, 3:00 pm – Ladles of Love Meal Preparation & Delivery
Sunday, October 20th , 9:30 am – Homecoming Fellowship Hour, Light Food Served; Tour of Building Improvements
Sunday, October 20th, 11:00 am – Homecoming Worship
Sunday, October 20th, 12 noon – Covered Dish Fellowship Meal, (meat provided); 12:45 pm – Entertainment for children

Upcoming Events:

**Trunk or Treat will be Sunday, October 27th beginning at 4:00 pm in the church parking lot.  We invite you to come and open your trunk and offer goodies to the children in our community (please no peanuts).

**November 3rd, All Saints’ Day Celebration

**November 10th, Veterans Day Concert 4:00 pm

**We are looking for folks to help us with Sanctuary Flowers each week. It is a great way to honor or remember someone special in your life.  Flowers can be a homemade arrangement, artificial or real, or provided from a local florist.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside of the children’s classroom.

 

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