Creative Expressions

Discovering the many expressions of His creativity demonstrated through individuals in community!

Location: United States

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Small Group website! Although we are not currently meeting weekly like we did over the spring and summer, may you find encouragement through the Scriptures, quotes and thoughts of this blog!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Animation Demo

Stephen gave us a glimpse of how pixels come to life through the process of computer animation.
...His canvas is a bit different from Peter's... :)

Breath of Life

But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. ~ Job 32:8

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. ~ Job 33:4

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. ~ II Timothy 3:16

Monday, April 10, 2006

Two Dimensional Listening?

When in conversation with one another do we listen for the meaning and the heart behind what one is saying... or do we stop at face value?

Or how about nature and the world around us?

Do we stop at what we can see with our physical eyes, or do we listen closely for the message God is perhaps speaking and revealing through His creation to each of us?

What about Scripture?

Do we take the time to read it and look deeper for what God is saying through the stories of the Old Testament or the parables in the New Testament?
Why, for that matter, did Jesus even speak in parables?? . . . Could it perhaps be that He wants to be pursued and doesn't just broadcast His plans, secrets and dreams with a people that aren't taking the time to know Him?

Do we ever wonder why out of all the ages of history God recorded those particular stories for all believers to read in His Word?

Can we perhaps tune in to hear God speak like tuning into a radio station?
Do we as humans have the capacity to truly hear God clearly, or will we only ever be able to hear Him like a radio station with lots of static?

Do our spirits perhaps have "eyes" and "ears" specifically for "seeing" and "hearing" from the Spirit with our spirits?

Can we develop our spiritual vision and hearing?
What does that look like?

Do we understand why it might be important for each of us as Believers to have a sharp and discerning spirit?

Come ready to explore some of these questions and others through our time together this Wednesday that can perhaps begin to lead us on a journey to the Answer Himself and how He desires to communicate with us. . .

Palm Sunday Dinner

Thank you Peter and Noemi for opening your home to us!
What a delightful evening we had together!

And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe. . . They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God . . . ~ Acts 2:42 & 46b