Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pathways – Bearing God’s image at work

There are many who believe that work is a burden that has been laid on us as a result of the fall. Paradise, for some people, would be a place devoid of all work. But this isn’t the picture that we are given in the opening book of the Bible. Here we discover that after…

Pathways – Created in God’s image to care for creation

In 1967 Lynn White Jr, professor of history at UCLA, wrote a paper entitled “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis”.    In the article he placed the blame for our environmental problems at the feet of every Christian.  He argued that because Christians have been taught to have “dominion” (see Genesis 1:28) over the earth…

Pathways – Made in the image of God.

As we think about our vision for the church I want to establish some fundamental truths from Scripture.  The first of these is found in Genesis 1:27 where we read, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  Scholars have debated…

Pathways – Blessing to be a blessing

This Sunday we begin a new series focusing on our vision together at SCBC.  The foundation of our thinking is God’s word to Abraham in Genesis 12 where he calls Abraham to leave his father’s household and promises to bless him.  Abraham in turn would bless all peoples on earth.  (Genesis 12:1-3) It is the same for you and me….