Sermon Series – Passing Our Planet On: God’s gift to us

Creationtide 2019 at St Justus

Our theme this year is ‘Passing our Planet On: God’s Gift to Us’

Passing gifts of wisdom down the generations is a constant theme of Scripture, alongside passing on the story of God’s saving power and love.

Today we are vividly aware of the need to act to ensure that our shared home, Planet Earth, is protected from the effects of our greed and carelessness. A gift can be abused or squandered; or it can be cherished and handed on.

The month of September is a good time for us to pray, to study the Scriptures and to act in ways which reflect our belief that God’s creation is precious.

01 September: Passing on the gift of integrity
Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9; Luke 14: 7-14

A reading from Luke 01 7-14 and then Jayne Shillito preaches about integrity and creation

08 September: Passing on the gift of hope
Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; James 2: 1-17; Luke 13: 10-21

Readings from Proverbs 22 and Luke 13 and then Hayley Usmar preaches about creation and hope.

15 September: Passing on the gift of wisdom
Proverbs 1: 20-33; James 3: 1-12; Luke 14: 25-33

Chris Ireland reads Luke 14: 25-33 and preaches.

22 September: Passing on the gift of service (Harvest and Baptism)
Psalm 1

29 September: Passing on the gift of discipleship
James 5: 13-20; Luke 16: 19-end

Adam Pyrke reads Luke 16: 19-end and preaches on passing on the gift of discipleship.