Flip the Script
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, February 9, 2014. The scripture is Genesis 2:8-9, 16-17; Revelation 22:1-2. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.
This is from The Message:
8Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the Man he had just made in it. 9God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. 16God commanded the Man, “You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. 17Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.”
1Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, 2right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations.
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.
This is the video that Pastor Marnie shared today.