I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
What does it mean to know God like we know our parents? God is not male or female, so the image of Father and Mother are equally appropriate and offer helpful analogies to connect to God. We are children of the creator of all things, and we have an integral part to play in stewarding God’s creation and ongoing creative process. What are the implications of this relationship and responsibility?
Narrative Lectionary Texts:
John 1:1-16; 1 John 1:1-5; Genesis 1:1-5, 1:26–2:4a
Scripture References from Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation
God as “Father”
Matthew 3:17; John 20:17; Galatians 3:26; Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:26; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Ephesians 3:14-15;
God as “Creator”
Genesis 1-3; Psalm 33:6, 9; Hebrews 11:3; Colossians 1:16
The Nature of Humanity
Genesis 2:7; Genesis 1:26-28; Mark 10:6: Psalm 139:13; Jeremiah 1:5; Genesis 1:21-24; Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24
God Cares for Me and All Creatures
Psalm 36:6; Psalm 147:4; Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17; Psalm 145:15-16; 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 10:29-30; Psalm 103:13
- I Believe in God | A Sermon by Pastor Steve
- These are two videos that I made for the youth to explore the first article of the Creed.
- The ELCA Caring for Creation page with lots of resources.