Our individual purpose and calling takes some discernment, but it’s hard to figure out what God’s purpose for us as an individual might be until we understand the general purpose for all human beings. Genesis 2:15 gives us that universal human purpose: To serve and protect the world. Come for the nerdy Bible word analyses, stay for the purpose of the human race, and go away with a divine mandate to take a nap while God finds you some help.

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Texts: Genesis 2:1-9, 15-23; Exodus 20:8-11
Preached by the Rev. Anne Robertson at Crawford Memorial UMC on August 30, 2020