04.14.13 Worship Confessional

being_doing_pate_zoomYesterday we began a four week teaching series called “Being and Doing.” There is an age-old tension between being and doing, between the spiritual and the physical, between personal reflection and outward active service. In an attempt to get rid of the tension—or at least relieve it—we often select one of these over the other. Perhaps the best way, however, is to sit in the tension, rather than avoid it. Maybe this tension is not a bad thing? Maybe it’s more holistic and healthy to practice both being AND doing? Listening AND Speaking. Personal reflection AND public engagement.

During the four weeks of the series we will be looking at this tension through the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration. Yesterday we raised this question, “Does the creation narrative tell us anything about who we are and what we are supposed to be doing?

What clues do texts like Genesis 1:26-31, Psalm 8 and Romans 8:18-25 provide? I’d love your input and insights.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Let Me Sing (Todd Fields)
  • Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
  • Psalm 8 (CEB)
  • Crags and Clay (Gungor)
  • Forever Reign (Hillsong)
  • Spiritual Formation Team Update
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message: Being and Doing – Creation

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this past weekend in worship at The Worship Community.

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