Creation Balance?

May 7, 2017 – Rev. Karyn Dix

More and more we are finding environmental issues difficult to solve. How do we work towards balance when being God’s stewards of this great planet of ours we call home?

Rev. Karyn Dix

About Rev. Karyn Dix: Reverend Karyn Dix became the Minister of Education and Spiritual Formation at Murray Hills Christian Church in January 2013. She had been working as the Youth Minister since 2007 and is excited to be part of how Murray Hills says “yes” to God’s call to do Ministry in today’s changing world. Karyn moved to Oregon in 2002 to be closer to family. She earned her Masters of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a concentration in Spiritual Formation. Karyn is also a trained Spiritual Director. She has a passion for Justice and ministers to women in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Karyn has a daughter who is an avid dancer. Together they enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends. You can contact her at email:karyn.dix@comcast.net

Genesis 3:1-7

3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. (ESV)

1 Corinthians 12:14-27

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (ESV)