10 Tweets on “In the Beginning, God…” (Genesis 1:1-25)

Here's last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets in our “The Story Begins (The Gospel Project)“ series.

1/ God is the main character of the story of Creation. He is the main character in the Bible. It’s his story.

2/ Just like any other story within a larger story, the meaning of this story unfolds as you read the rest of the story.

3/ We have to read Genesis as a book written for God’s people in the wilderness before we read it as God’s word to us.

4/ Every story, including the story of creation, needs to be read in the context of God’s larger redemptive story.

5/ God tells them this story through Moses to help his people understand that the God of their bedtime stories was the very same God who created the world.

6/ Unlike the creation myths of their day, in creation the one true God is intimately engaged with his creation.

7/ Our society has it’s creation myths. They change over time, God is absent, we ourselves have to assign meaning and purpose.

8/ The Bible says God creates, he is engaged with his creation, and he alone assigns meaning and value.

9./ Worship is how we respond to the goodness, beauty, and reality the heavens and the earth proclaim.

10/ The creation reveals God and his glory, but in Jesus we have the ultimate revelation of God’s love for us.

10 Tweets on “The Time Factor” (Luke 10:38-42)

Here's last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets in our “The Art of Neighboring" series.

1/ If you’re too busy to love your literal neighbor, your problem is not that you’re too busy.

2/ It’s easy to pick on Martha, but there’s a lot she got right. One was hospitality.

3/ We’re called to steward our homes, not just our time and money.

4/ Caesar Kalinowski: “Jesus ate with others — a lot! So should we.” 

5/ Where does Martha go wrong? Luke explains that it’s not what she was doing but how she was doing it (v40)

6/ This story is an illustration of Jesus’ teaching on worry/anxiety over necessities of life & making his kingdom our #1 priority

7/ Martha ought to have been occupied with the one thing (God’s kingdom) while serving. 

8/ Offer your neighborhood, your home, and your table to God for his mission. Model for your kids. Do mission together. 

9/ Don’t fuss over the details. Embrace authenticity in hospitality. Consider the virtue of scruffy hospitality.

10/  Loving your neighbor is not a call to add mission to your life; it’s a call to living your life on mission.