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A divine reflection? This is certainly not on my list of top 50 terms that would describe a marriage. Yet, biblically, that is a true statement. It all began way back in Genesis. God created man in His own image and then created woman, also in His image. But he didn’t create them separate, He created them to fit together. He quickly found out that man alone was not good, so He created woman to be man’s companion. When God created humanity, He created them to be built for each other. Each is individual and equal in nature, but they serve different roles. Sounds very close to a description of the Trinity, which would make our statement about divine reflection make sense.
Our culture has transformed the term “sell-out” into a negative quality. When musicians or actors submit themselves to the going trend, they are often coined as “selling out” to the popular crowd…often leaving behind the original attributes that gave them the credibility and appeal for which they are best known. But is “selling out” always a negative thing? Not in the game of baseball, and certainly not according to 2 Corinthians 8 & 9! “Selling out” is described in both instances as sacrificing one’s body for the good of all.
Though major progress has been made over the years to safeguard our planet, there’s still work to be done. And you can do your part too. Here’s how.
What are those things in life you aim to do well? I mean when you take a step back and think to yourself, “If I could do these things well, I’d consider myself successful, happy, fulfilled.” For me my list would look something like:
For Easter, my wife and I packed the girls up and headed to Virginia. It was a chance to see friends and family, but mainly it was a chance to help a church. My brother is planting a church in Richmond called Movement. They were going to have their first public service Easter morning, and we had made plans to be there to help.
This week’s LifeMatters lesson, “A Stale Celebration,” challenges us to consider the real significance of Easter. We must be reminded of what we believe, realizing that Easter is about the resurrection. Our lives are hugely impacted and greatly changed because of the resurrection.
Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer Culture, by Jared C. Wilson, is a new short-term Bible study from Threads. The leader kit includes a member book, a DVD with video clips to jump-start discussion in your small group, and a CD-Rom with leader helps, music, audio files, and more!