On Wednesday, I spoke to our brothers and sisters at the First Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Missouri, at the first of their weekly soup suppers during Lent. Like many churches, they want to ensure that their focus is on Jesus as they contemplate the approach of Easter. Their theme this year is “God as Creator”. When first asked to speak, I knew that I could draw on the moments toward the beginning of the Bible where we see language playing an important role – since we just love talking about language.
But when I started to dig into Genesis, I didn’t expect to see the strong connection to Jesus that I found when I pondered the familiar events of creation and the “tower of Babel”. The weight given to words and names caused me to consider more deeply how words and names are applied to Jesus. The associations between the two were so consistent and intense that I knew I had to include them in my presentation. If you’re interested in seeing what I had to share, I’m making it available here:
Please keep in mind that I haven’t developed the slides’ notes so fully that they include everything I might have said. However, all of the main thoughts are there. I hope that you find it interesting – and that it deepens your love and understanding of God.