New Creation

by Beth Richardson on June 15, 2012 · 4 comments

Creation II

Friday, June 15. In 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Paul declares that in Christ we are each a new creation.

How are you a new creation?

Words from The Word: Paul wrote, “Christ’s love has the first and last word in everything we do.” -2 Corinthians 5:14, The Message

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Join in praying the words of Mark 4:35-41.

Pray for: the people and countries of Angola and Mozambique.

Spiritual Tools: Let’s pay some close attention to the listening process with An Exercise in Listening to God by Marjorie Thompson.

Quote:

Restore us Lord. Once we prayed, knowing our help came from You. Once we defied injustice knowing that you were on our side. Once we prayed all night “’til our help came.” Once we apologized for calling someone a fool. Once we believed it was important to please you. Restore us as people who follow God even when no one is looking. Restore us Lord.

-Kwasi I. Kena
The Africana Worship Book: Year B

From page 147 of The Africana Worship Book: Year B, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2007 by Discipleship Resources. Used by permission.

Prayer: Anointing God, make me green and flowing with sap so that I may serve you as your new creation. Amen.


Art Credit: Creation II from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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Buzz June 15, 2012 at 8:45 am

God has created in me an active witness for Christ.

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Pat June 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

As I enter the latter years of my life I am still being created for new beginnings. My life has been filled with deaths and births which are reflected in nature constantly. With each death there has been a rebirth of who I was before the death occurred. It gets better and better…..

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Molly June 16, 2012 at 1:13 am

I agree with Pat. The ‘creating’ goes on … and on. And one perceives more and more. At the same time one sees how much more there is ! “Chronologically challenged”, to use Buzz’ expression, I seem to have a broader perspective than in the days of so much rushing about ‘doing’. I find it all very exciting to see what God can do, and is doing, not just in me, but in the world around.

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Molly June 16, 2012 at 1:17 am

I see Buzz actually wrote, ‘Chronologically gifted’. Much better , in spite of the challenges.

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