Here are our notes from Sunday’s sermon “Your Name Means Dirt.”
Adam = Hebrew for man/human
Adamah = Hebrew for dirt/ground
Also see: Genesis 2:15, 19-20 and Genesis 1:26
Gardening teaches us something valuable about rhythms to life.
- Gardens have seasons, not 24/7 productivity.
- God takes a day off
- God commanded sabbatical season and year of Jubilee
- Why do we think we need to outwork God?
Genesis 3 – Humanity attempts to do things on its own without partnering with God.
God’s grand plan to partner with humanity is not over.
John 19:41 & 20:15 – There’s a new gardener.
Revelation 22:1-5 – Eden is Restored
Gardening helps us catch a glimpse of something more. Gardens are a handle on the Kingdom. They challenge us to consider the Kingdom in new ways.
Jeremiah 29:4-7 – Gardens can help us learn something about hope and trust.
- God’s original intent was that God would allow humanity to partner with God to bring further beauty and order to creation
- God’s grand plan to partner with humanity is restored by the new gardener, Jesus.
- Gardens aren’t magical – but they do give us a tangible handle to hold onto to better understand the Kingdom of Heaven
- Go outside. Into Nature. Leave your phone inside… Take a Bible.
- Plant something. In a garden, in a pot, in a field. As we progress through the series spend some time reading our texts near whatever you planted.