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Our Carnal Nature

Lustful, our carnal nature
the corruption of our sexuality
focused on the earthly
the things of man

The garden there for our enjoyment
the snake there too
calling us to reject the Lord
to do what we choose

Giving in to our wants
corrupting our lives
dying to the Lord
sent from the garden naked

Sin entering the world
the evil of our disobedience
temptation too much
even in this one thing


February 21, 2010
Genesis 2:15-3:13
Genesis 2:15-25
Genesis 3:1-13
1 John 4, 7, 9 (Call to Worship)
Unison Prayer,
Ephesians 5:20-33
and sermon,
"What is This Thing Called Love?"
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
http://www.suncookumc.org/MessagePastorHuntley21410.dsp
based in part on book,
Wrestling With Angels: What Genesis Teaches Us About
Our Spiritual Identity, Sexuality and Personal Relationships,
by Naomi H. Rosenblatt (http://www.bnaibrith.org/lbureau/rosenblatt_naomi.cfm) and Joshua Horwitz (http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=42725&view=full_sptlght )
http://www.amazon.com/Wrestling-Angels-Spiritual-Sexuality-Relationships/dp/0385313330
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 14, 2010
Transfiguration Sunday
&
Mark 9:2-9
&
Paragraph 103, Section 3 - Our Doctrinal Standards and General Rules:
The Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church, (generally Articles I to XII
http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=1817
http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=1649
http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=1650
and specifically:
Article II - "Of the Word, or Son of God, Who Was Made Very Man";
Article VII - "Of Original or Birth Sin";
Article VIII - "Of Free Will"),
http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=679753
The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2008 edition
&
Romans 5:12-21
1 Corinthians 15:22
&
Doctrine of Original Sin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_sin
&
John Wesley's sermon on Original Sin (sermon #44)
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umhistory/wesley/sermons/44/
&
Worship service after Our Family's Table
Mediation by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
on the meaning of "being made in the image of God"
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 13, 2010
&
Genesis 1:1-2:4
(read responsively by the congregation,
speaking the words of God)
Psalm 19:1-13
Congregational Centering hymn:
"Let All Things Now Living"
Faith We Sing, #2008
Anthem: "The Time Between",
http://www.gbod.org/worship/music/timebetween-crider.pdf
by R. Frederick Crider, Jr. (Ps. 31:14-15)
and sermon, "The Book of Genesis: The Story of Our Beginning"
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
based in part on Chapter One (Genesis 1:1-2:3),
of book, Wrestling With Angels: What Genesis Teaches Us About
Our Spiritual Identity, Sexuality and Personal Relationships,
by Naomi H. Rosenblatt and Joshua Horwitz
http://www.suncookumc.org
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 10, 2010
First Sunday in Epiphany
(Baptism of the Lord Sunday)
&
Psalm 8:4-5 (KJV)
"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour."



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