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The Brokenness Around Us

In the adult Sunday School class, we have begun a trip through the Story of Scripture. Yesterday we were talking about the effects of humanity’s rebellion against God as we see it in Genesis 3. While we focus clear on the brokenness of our relationship with God as a result of our sin, too often we don’t think about the way that sin affects our other relationships too. The brokenness we experience within ourselves. The brokenness that occurs between people, and even the brokenness with this world that God has given as a place for us to live. In Genesis 3:17-19 God says to Adam:

“Cursed is the ground because of you;

through painful toil you will eat food from it

all the days of your life.

It will produce thorns and thistles for you,

and you will eat the plants of the field.

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food

until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken;

for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:17-19, NIV)

The good news is that God has given us the story of redemption as well. God immediately began redeeming in response to humanity’s rebellion, but ultimately sent his son “chosen before the creation of the world” (1 Peter 1:19-20) to ultimately bring redemption. God’s plan isn’t only to renew our relationship with him, but also to put us back into our right minds. He wants to restore our relationships with one another, and to restore the brokenness of this world itself.

Remember the things that are going on next weekend. The FRB/GHG Plow Day is next Saturday. Next Sunday will be our wiener roast. Make sure to stay connected to find out any changes due to weather.

Always be on the lookout for ways that you can be a blessing to others.

God bless,


Scripture readings for next Sunday Galatians 5—What is the significance of the contrast between the acts of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit?

Malachi 2:1-9—What does God say here about priests who truly keep his covenant against those who do not?

Romans 8:5-17—What does this teach us about keeping in step with the Spirit?

Matthew 15:1-20—What does Jesus say about what truly defiles a person?

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