Genesis tells us, ‘Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.’ (Genesis 1:2)
These studies are slightly different to others I have written, in that they begin with looking at our world, in particular the water we rely on for life and livelihoods. We look at where the water we drink originates, how it is stored both naturally and with the aid of human activity, and the impact that we as individuals, alongside industry and governments have on that supply. We also take into account changes due to a warming climate.
From looking at the earth and water, we then look at how it features both physically and symbolically within Scripture, and what insights we can gain that might assist us in our own relationship with what is, the Bible tells us, God's gift to us.
Each study is designed to be printed out double-sided on two pages of A4, or if your group all have electronic devices you can simply distribute the book around the group members – permission is given to do this around a single group.
Intro, the water cycle
2) Rivers and streams
3) Springs and wells
4) A precious resource
View a sample from the book (pdf) via this link