Scriptures: Genesis 1:1, 1:28, 2:9, 2:15, Psalm 24:1, 115:16, Ezekiel 34:18
Is the sky really falling? Environmental issues are constantly in the news, and you'd think that church leaders would speak to the concerns. After all, God Himself made the creation we live in, so we ought to have some idea of how to treat it, right? Few pastors claim expertise or even knowledge in the area of creation care. In this timely message, Dr. Merritt presents a "theology of ecology". What is our responsibility, as Christ-followers, with respect to the environment? While avoiding the "soapbox" mentality of many mainstream environmental movements, the message focuses instead on the Bible's rich and detailed teaching on caring for and living in creation--and the challenges we face doing that today.
"I want to disabuse you of the notion that environmental issues and ecology are contemporary issues. The environment is not a contemporary issue. God started talking about the environment from the very beginning of time. No sooner had He pasted the sun in the sky and hung the stars in space and gave man breath, He gave to the first man and therefore to all people The Theology of Ecology." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.