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Sunday Sermons from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul, a mainline Protestant congregation in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

Naked and (Not) Afraid

September 13, 2015

Genesis 2:4-25 | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Dive In Sermon Series | September 13, 2015 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"Adam and Eve were able to be truly themselves with each other before their eye were opened. But on this side of what is called the Fall, we tend to hide from each other.  We hide our weaknesses, our vulnerabilities and dress ourselves up in fig leaves hoping no one will see the imperfection.  And we have learned well from Adam and Eve because we try so hard to cover things that might be embarrassing or shameful; the addiction, the domestic abuse, the miscarriage.  We don’t want to share our hidden pain out of shame, so we put on a happy face and tell the world it’s okay."