Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

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Drawn In: Living Out the Creative Life with God

Sermon Series Concludes March 3: Drawn In: Living Out the Creative Life with God–We spend too much time begin “driven” rather than “drawn in.” We focus on what we “should” do rather than what we feel excited and compelled to do in our lives, in this world. During this series, we will connect with our inherent creativity and nurture this foundational aspect of being human, giving us renewed energy for passionate work, delightful play, and creative problem solving to make this world a better place for all.
January 20 - Dream (Luke 4:13-21)
January 27 - Hover (Luke 4:1-13)
February 3 - Risk (Matthew 25:24-30)
February 10 - Listen (Acts 16:6-15)
February 17 - Re-integrate (1 Corinthians 12:12-19)
February 24 - Rev. Matt Ashburn, guest preacher at morning worship; Rev. Clay Parker, guest preacher at SNL!

March 3 - Resting (Exodus 20:8-11)
Something grossly overlooked in the creative process is the place of effortlessness and play. In the story of creation, God rested. And this was very “good” as well! Staying too focused on deadlines and how every moment can be “productive” robs us of an important feature of what it means to be humans made in the image of God: rhythm. Pushing through is non-sustainable, and creativity suffers if we constantly labor. Celebration is necessary along the journey. God’s creativity is ongoing, so while the story said God was “finished” and then rested, really it was simply a pause to reflect, to observe, and to celebrate, and then God continued God’s creative work among us and with us.