Christ Community Shawnee
Genesis - March 3 | Shawnee
In the Beginning, God - 9:00 & 10:30am
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  • Christ Community - Shawnee Campus
    7456 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, KS 66203, USA
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Title: In the Beginning, God
Scripture: Genesis 1:1
Speaker: Tim Spanburg, TimS@ChristCommunityKC.org

I. In the beginning, God
Elohim means “a being who is an inhabitant of the spiritual realm”.
"Why was it virtually impossible not to believe in God in, say, 1500 in our Western society, while in 2000 many of us find this not only easy, but even inescapable?" - Charles Taylor
"Faith is fraught; confession is haunted by an inescapable sense of its contestability. We don’t believe instead of doubting; we believe while doubting. We’re all Thomas now." - James KA Smith
There I find you marked in constellation (very Genesis 1)
There isn’t ceiling in our garden
And then I draw an ear on you
So I can speak into the silence…
- Bon Iver, “Over Soon”
“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.” - Cormac McCarthy, The Road
“He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.” - Cormac McCarthy, The Road
In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that - and therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison - you do not know God at all. - C.S. Lewis

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