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Care for Creation Adult Reflection Guide

Follow Me Year 3
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Care for Creation

The Bible was written in a pre-industrial time prior to the use of fossil fuels, so it does not talk about greenhouse gases, global warming, or renewable energy sources. Though we know today that the earth is in very real danger of becoming uninhabitable, our faith ancestors knew this truth in a different way. As agricultural people who had an intimate relationship with the earth, they understood deeply the meaning conveyed in the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, which lift up how good the created order is, and saw the human role as that of taking care of God’s gift.

How, then, do we share a gospel of hope when we watch growing numbers of species become extinct and the continued use of fossil fuels threaten everyone’s ability to live abundant lives? In this unit, participants will see that creation care is not just a political issue, it is a faith issue. Caring for creation offers us a way of following Jesus—the one who taught us that God’s love is more powerful even than death—and we will receive a word of hope as we live out our calling as disciples. The four dimensions of this practice that are discussed include: appreciate God’s creation, till, share the planet, and restore creation.

Adult Reflection Guide
The Adult Reflection Guide is a workbook or journal for adults that allows for self-guided study of the practice. This guide engages adults through study, reflection questions, space for writing or drawing, and suggestions for practicing the practice. Included in this piece is the foundational essay, which dives even deeper into the biblical scholarship of each practice. This piece works well for individual study or for small group study when combined with the Adult Leader’s Guide.

Featured in the Adult Reflection Guide:

Appreciate God’s Abundance (Genesis 1:1–2:3; Psalm 104; Matthew 6:28–29)
Till (Genesis 2:4b–25)
Share the Planet (Leviticus 23:22; Ruth 2; Matthew 25:14–30; 1 Corinthians 12:14–26)
Restore Creation (Isaiah 43:1–2; Revelation 21–22)

Series Description
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a twenty-seven-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.

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    • SKU: 2370001797697
    • Manufacturer: Westminster John Knox Press
    • ISBN 13: 2370001797697
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 01/12/2024
    • Format: Other
    • Width: 8.50 inches
    • Height: 0.13 inches
    • Length: 11.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.02 pounds

     
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