From the very beginning of the Bible, we are introduced to a God who is building and creating. Though the surface level description of creation may conclude early on, the Bible is filled with evidence of an infinite God who we can also understand as a God who is creating infinitely. All creation is God’s work, being newly created and continually refined; even the things we make with our own hands are new facets of the creative process that has been continuing and evolving since the events in Genesis chapter one. Today, Pastor John is walking us through the theology of Lego; yes, those interconnecting plastic bricks that we all played with and stepped on as kids. Whether it is Lego, sandcastles, snow forts, blanket tents, or any other thing you enjoyed building as a kid, we would like to encourage you to remember what it was like to create, and perhaps you can even listen to this week’s sermon and songs while fidgeting with Lego or building a pillow fort.
Build My Life – Pat Barrett
Not Finished Yet – Chris Renzema
These songs give two different perspectives on what it is like to walk with Christ. On the one hand, we are called to be actively choosing where we build our lives: will it be upon Christ, our rock, or on the sand? Alternatively, we are met by the image of God the good gardener who is tending to us and ensuring that we grow. Fortunately, both of these are accurate pictures of how we are to live with Christ. We are both choosing to growing into him and being raised by him. Our lives are not built by our strength alone, but by our cooperation and participation in the work that God is doing in our lives.
Make Something Beautiful – Ben Rector
Lofty – Propaganda
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-5, ESV).
You’re Beautiful – Phil Wickham
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great kind above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land” (Psalm 95:1-5, ESV).
Thank you for joining us today! If you haven’t listened to this week’s sermon yet, it is posted on both our YouTube channel and our website, or you can find the link on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you prefer to listen to worship music in a playlist format, we’ve got you covered there too! All of these songs are also available on our Spotify playlist so that you can worship as you go about your week. Our playlist is updated every week so that the songs for the most recent message will be right at the top of the queue. Thanks, and God bless!