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Tender Creation Series

We only know in part, and our ways are certainly not as high as the Lord’s ways, but we are invited to know the Lord more and more, day by day. In fact, the most important aspect of eternal life is being able to be with our Lord, getting to know him completely (John 17:3). Even now, our Heavenly Father asks us to seek him — to get to know him personally. Exploring his creation is a big part of this endeavor. After all, the Lord loves to create. Join us as we further learn about our Lord God.

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Tender Creation Series

In Romans 8:18, the Apostle Paul writes that “creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” What an amazing statement! At the very least, this verse is quite intriguing. In fact, these Tender Creation devotions have been building towards this verse each week. What does this eagerness mean? Can creation truly be eager, or is it merely figurative, a literary use of personification? Join us as Kevin Avery explores this idea because if this verse is meant to be received literally, ramifications are huge for both the church and creation.

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Tender Creation Series

Words are powerful. They have the power to bring life and death. In fact, they can hurt at least as much as sticks or stones. Have you heard that even plants and animals are deeply affected by what comes out of our mouths? It’s true. And when words of yuck slip out of our mouths, where does that come from? Is there something we can do to ensure words of life splash out, even when we’re stressed? Join us virtually as Kevin Avery answers these questions.

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Tender Creation Series

These weeks, the global environment is full of turmoil, grief and fear. As coworkers with God, how does the church respond? How can we labor with the Lord to prepare for restoration? Join us as Kevin Avery shares from scripture to address the current crises. Also, he tells about an experience of how God miraculously unlocked a door, literally. Although these days are difficult (and we do not want to minimize today’s many challenges), we have much hope in Christ Jesus.

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Tender Creation Series

As coworkers with God, we are asked to arise and shine so that many will see our good deeds and glorify the Lord, yet we are also cautioned not to let others see our righteous deeds. How do we reconcile this? Virtually join us as Kevin Avery teaches from Matthew 5-6 and from 2 Corinthians 4 to discuss how we can do this.

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Tender Creation Series

Today, Kevin Avery gets to share about his favorite aspect of creation. As amazing as it is to explore the craftsmanship of the cosmos, it is even more awe-inspiring to learn how God created the heavens and earth. In other words, this study explores the Lord’s method of creation.What’s more, as co-workers with God, we (as the church) have been instructed to use this same method in our involvement with re-creation.

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Tender Creation Series

As the church (in a global sense), we have a key role in re-creation. We are co-workers with God. We are God’s field, God’s building, and the body of Christ. Individual churches are also compared to lamp stands as we allow the light of the Holy Spirit to shine. This position of ministry is quite a gracious honor, and it comes with major responsibilities. May the Lord empower us as we look closer at his Word. Kevin Avery is sharing from 1 Corinthians 3, Colossians 1, Acts 9, and Revelation 1.

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Tender Creation Series

We sing hymns about the power of the blood, but what is it about a beating heart that affects us spiritually? Why would Jesus have his disciples drink wine in representation of his blood? Then and now, many consider such practices of “drinking the blood” for communion as rather gross. Kevin Avery continues these Tender Creation devotions, sharing about the physical and spiritual significance of blood because truly, the blood of Christ changes everything.

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Tender Creation, part 14

We know the Lord sees us and loves us. He is the God of compassion. He is love, an ever-present help in trouble. He even is present with wild animals in the wilderness when they need help. However, by the time of Noah, we see that God regrets creating humankind. Because of wickedness, judgment is complete. Nothing about the Flood is a fun children’s story. How do we reconcile God’s grace with his holiness, which demands perfect righteousness? Also, how should we (as the church) respond? Join Kevin Avery as he looks at passages like Ezekiel 22 to find out.

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Tender Creation, part 13

As we return to the Creation narrative, we see Adam and Eve being banished. In comparison to the Garden of Eden, they had to deal with their own version of a painful waste land. Pain, toil and thorns awaited them now. Likewise, human history is full of pain and struggle. How do we recover from these hard times? How do we move past disillusionment and failed dreams? Thankfully, the Lord has offered a solution of mercy since before the beginning. Let’s dig back into the Lord’s Word as we continue studying His Tender Creation.

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