Renew Summer: Home with the Father, Following His Lead

A special morning as we’re invited on a journey this next season to grow in mutual fascination before God our Father and the good news of His Son Jesus.

Renew Church family worship

We walk through the elements of using the Story Catechism as a tool to use as a church family “on the go” this Summer, taking our identity as God’s children with us. (See Learning Together for June 12th for more.)

Today we enter in with an example of what and how we can communicate well in our homes and “on the go,” tracing the biblical Story narrative toward a deeper relationship with God together.

Story Catechism

Message title: Home with the Father, Following His Lead
Eighth week of the ReCreate coincides with the beginning of #RenewSummer with the Story Catechism
Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-2; Isaiah 42:8; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 1:10; Colossians 1:15-16
Speakers & teachers: Jeff Patterson; Grace Ruiz, Dawson & Anna Hunter; Paul Hunter
Date: 6/19/16

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The first week of the Story Catechism is about God the Creator:

The beginning of the Story is called Creation.
The Creator is God.
God is perfect.
God created everything.
God created everything out of love and for His glory.

Story Catechism

Scripture readings:

Genesis 1:1-2

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Isaiah 42:8

“I am the Lord; that is my name!
    I will not give my glory to anyone else,
    nor share my praise with carved idols. …

John 1:1-5

Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Hebrews 1:10

He also says to the Son,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth
    and made the heavens with your hands.

Colossians 1:15-16

Christ Is Supreme

15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
16 for through him God created everything
    in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
    and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
    Everything was created through him and for him.

Audio for this teaching may be played above, and is included in the RENEW Church podcastsubscribe in iTunes here, or access the church podcast feed directly here.

This year we each of us are invited on an adventure to look up and love God first. What will be your plan to develop a new rhythm of seeking God each day? » Find some help here.

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