“I Speak for the Trees” (John 1:1-18)

This morning, we reflected on the Gospel story through the lens of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. If you’d like to read through the morning message, please click the following: I Speak for the Trees. In fact, we did not only cover the Gospel story, but walked through key points in the entire story of Scripture: Creation, Fall, Incarnation, Rejection, Cross, Church (See the sermon outline in the bulletin). As you reflect back on the morning, consider the following questions (feel free to post responses and further questions):

  • How do you find yourself caught in the cycle of greed? How do your actions affect other people around the world? (For a good resource on these questions, check out Julie Clawson’s book, Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices.)
  • What are practical ways that you can do more to care for creation? (Check out these two links: Our Father’s WorldThe Lorax Project. Also feel free to share your own resources!)
  •  We all have different gifts and ways that we care for others. What are specific ways that you care for other people?
  • How can we as a church community be even better at spreading the “seed” that Jesus tosses to us (the invitation to become God’s children)?

May we truly become people who care about the things that God cares about (love, grace, restoration, etc.), and help make those a reality in our world today.

~Phil

P.S. If you’d like to check out a fun Dr. Seuss website, click here: Dr. Seuss.

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