Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity (Commissioned by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Women Canada, 2015).
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Nurture your spirit with this dynamic, 12-session women’s Bible study. Spark thoughtfully takes you deep into the Bible, and unpacks stories of God’s creative spirit at work.
Starting with the story of creation, Spark helps you discover anew the joys of being made in the image of God, and encourages you to foster your own creativity as a divine gift. Each session artfully brings biblical texts to life, encouraging you to uncover, develop, and embrace the gift of your own creativity.
Table of Contents
God is the original artist (Genesis 1:1–2:3)
Created in the image of God means being created to create (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:4-25)
“You can’t use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have” – Maya Angelou
Scripture is a God-breathed work of creativity (Psalm 117)
“Jesus was an artist” – Donald C. Mann (Luke 15:1-10)
Creativity is best measured in faithfulness and joy (Matthew 25:14-30)
Worry is a misuse of creativity (Matthew 6:25-34)
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people” – Vincent Van Gogh
The Holy Spirit inspires creativity for the common good (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)
For creative success, the most important audience is the audience of One
(1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:10; 6:7; Colossians 3:17, 23-24)
“Creativity is a way of living life” – Madeleine L’Engle (Philippians 4:4-9)
Fan into Flame the Spark Within You (2 Timothy 1:1-14)
Creativity Continues (Closing Worship)