We are pleased to present the sermons of Dr. James Merritt, one of America’s great expository preachers. For more than 40 years, Dr. Merritt has preached God’s Word through the local church he pastors, as well as through Touching Lives weekly television broadcasts. 

Dr. Merritt’s messages are available here via digital download, along with outlines, note pages, PowerPoint slides and other resources. These resources are available for preachers and Bible teachers to use in touching a lost world with the timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Return to Eden: The Theology of Ecology

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Scriptures: Genesis 1:1, 1:28, 2:9, 2:15, Psalm 24:1, 115:16, Ezekiel 34:18

Is the sky really falling? Environmental issues are constantly in the news, and you'd think that church leaders would speak to the concerns. After all, God Himself made the creation we live in, so we ought to have some idea of how to treat it, right? Few pastors claim expertise or even knowledge in the area of creation care. In this timely message, Dr. Merritt presents a "theology of ecology". What is our responsibility, as Christ-followers, with respect to the environment? While avoiding the "soapbox" mentality of many mainstream environmental movements, the message focuses instead on the Bible's rich and detailed teaching on caring for and living in creation--and the challenges we face doing that today.

"I want to disabuse you of the notion that environmental issues and ecology are contemporary issues. The environment is not a contemporary issue. God started talking about the environment from the very beginning of time. No sooner had He pasted the sun in the sky and hung the stars in space and gave man breath, He gave to the first man and therefore to all people The Theology of Ecology." --Dr. Merritt

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