Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
“Imagination” is sometimes seen by Christians as a negative thing. We might equate it with childish, make-believe play that has no place in a mature, sober Christian life. We might think of it as standing in opposition to truth and truth-seeking. Ironically, these ideas could not be further from the truth!
The Bible in various ways calls on us to use our God-given imagination. Ephesians 3:20-21 even assures us that God is able to bring to fruition whatever we imagine for God’s glory.
Throughout this fall at Morden Mennonite Church we will be exploring the different kinds of “imagination” God gifts us with and calls us to use in our Christian lives and as a church.
- September 11: “Stirring Our Imagination” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
- September 18: “Stirring Our Biblical Imagination” (1 Corinthians 10:1-11)
- September 25: “Stirring Our Moral Imagination” (Matthew 7:12)
- October 16: “Stirring Our Theological Imagination” (John 1:1-18)
- October 23: “Stirring Our Liturgical Imagination” (Colossians 3:16-17)
- October 30: “Stirring Our Missional Imagination” (Luke 7:17-22; 13:18-21; 17:20-21)
Check back here for blog posts related to these themes as we move through the fall. May God stir our imaginations, and then “accomplish abundantly far more” than all we can ever imagine!