In this new series, Returning to the Promise, we explore stories from the Old Testament. This week, we look at the story of Creation and what people often to refer to as The Fall, when sin entered into the world. Often, we are taught to associate these stories with authority, superiority, and judgment. But is that how God wants us to see the world and participate in it? What does it mean to be a co-creator with God? And what really happened that day in the Garden of Eden when Eve and Adam ate the fruit?
"Returning to the Promise" is a seven-week series based on stories from the Old Testament. Often, we are told that the Old Testament is full of judgement, wrath, and anger. But the Old Testament describes the very character of a loving God who continues to return to the faithful promise of unconditional and ongoing love for all of creation. It is why we first ground ourselves in "God is love" from 1 John 4.