Tag Archives: biodiversity

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Sermon: Noah and biodiversity

This sermon outline is adapted from one written for ‘Creation Time 2009’ and has appeared on the website of Churches Together in Britain & Ireland

  • Sermons
  • biodiversity; Noah
  • Genesis 9; Matthew 10; Psalm 104
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Sermon: Psalm 104 and biodiversity

‘Biodiversity’ is not a biblical term but it is a deeply biblical concept. Scripture repeatedly celebrates the variety, beauty and complexity of creation: from affirming ‘God saw that it was good’ in Genesis 1 through to the book of Revelation where four creatures representing nature’s diversity – birds, humans, wild and domestic animals – worship the risen, enthroned Jesus. Nowhere is biodiversity celebrated more than in Psalm 104. Verse 24 (in The Message) sums it up by simply stating ‘What a wildly wonderful world, God!’ Let’s turn to look at what we can learn from this Psalm.

  • Sermons
  • biodiversity
  • Psalm 104
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Psalm 104 presentation

This PowerPoint illustrates Psalm 104, according to The Message, and can be displayed during a Bible reading.

  • Presentations
  • biodiversity; nature
  • Psalm 104
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Poem: The A to Z of Creation

This poem reflects the wonderful biodiversity of God’s world. It could be read dramatically, with a narrator taking the Bible verses, and two or more people antiphonally reading the examples.

  • Other resources
  • alphabet; biodiversity; poetry
  • Colossians 1; Genesis 1; Revelation 21; Revelation 22
  • Mearns, Barbara
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Prayer suggestions

A series of prayers on the topic of biodiversity.

  • Prayers
  • biodiversity
  • Colossians 1; Ephesians 1; Philippians 2; Revelation 21; Romans 8
  • Birkinshaw, Marie; Bookless, Dave; Butler, Sarah; Robinson-Heyd, Heather; Walker, Sylvia
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Bible study: People and wildlife

This Bible study looks at three responses to nature: to study it like Solomon; to appreciate quiet places for retreat and solitude, as did Jesus; and to protect, as did Noah.

  • Small group materials
  • biodiversity
  • 1 Kings 4; Genesis 9; Mark 14; Mark 16; Mark 6; Proverbs 30
  • Bookless, Dave
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

What a Wildly Wonderful World – Sermon: The Biodiversity Challenge: Being the Image of God

The value of the non-human creation goes deeper than its value to people. In Genesis 9 we hear about how God tells Noah to save the earth’s biodiversity in order ‘to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth’ (Genesis 7:3), implying their value is not tied to their usefulness to Noah.

  • Sermons
  • biodiversity; image of God
  • Genesis 1; Genesis 9; Romans 8
  • Campbell-Clause, Pip; Campbell-Clause, Will
  • A Rocha UK
  • 2010
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0

Marine biodiversity sermon

This sermon was preached by Dr Robert Sluka at Dorchester Abbey in the UK.

  • Sermons
  • biodiversity; oceans; wonder
  • Job 38; Psalm 111
  • Sluka, Bob
  • 2012
  • en
  • CC BY-SA 4.0