In the chapter, Genesis, in the Bible, there are two stories of creation. The most commonly known and referenced is the one with Adam and Eve and the serpent (which doesn’t turn out so well) presenting man as created from matter—literally dust—by a God who admits the existence of good and evil.

But, before that story, there’s the first story of creation (often forgotten) in which God creates man and woman in his image, spiritual and perfect, and sees everything that was made as good.

This Sunday, May 10, 2015, we look at these two stories in our lesson-sermon, “Adam and Fallen Man” and explore how making the first story, your story brings healing and harmony to your life.

Here are a couple citations from the lesson:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image…male and female created he them…And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. — Genesis, chapter 1

The creative Principle — Life, Truth, and Love — is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. — Science and Health p. 502

Our Sunday church service includes hymns, a scriptural selection, a solo, prayer, and a sermon based on readings from the Bible, with related readings from the book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, the discover and founder of Christian Science.

Stop by the Reading Room to read the lesson-sermon in advance or to read an article related to this week’s sermon.