For Adults

God Creates!

Week 1

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. 

Genesis 1:31


Explore the theme of water in the Bible--from the beginning to the end--with this short video from The Bible Project. 

For further study:

Go more in-depth with the theme of water with these Bible Project video notes: 

Explore the creation story in-depth with Dr. Brian Doak from George Fox University: 


Robert Farrar Capon (one of the most fun theologians and cookbook authors you'll ever read), enthuses at length about the "unnecessariness" of creation. He imagines the act of creation as an overflowing of God's love and delight, basically a party amongst the Trinity. He says, "Let us pause and drink to a radically, perpetually unnecessary world...We are free: nothing is needful; everything is for joy"  (from The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection).

God delights in is very good. We too find joy in God's creation and in the creative activity of humans who find ways big and small to add to the unnecessary beauty of the earth. 

Cultivate Joy--Reflect or Journal

  • What brings me joy?

  • How can I engage my senses more as I seek to find joy in God's good creation?

  • In what ways (big or small) can I add to the unnecessary beauty of the earth and bring myself or others joy?


      More ideas 

Simply EnJOY:


Practice Mindfulness

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Mission: Overflowing Generosity


Watch for ways you can get involved in our Overflowing Generosity mission project.

Celebrate God's Creation

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Get out and enjoy God's GOOD creation, sign not necessary (but if you want one, let me know)!