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1 What is the purpose of man? What makes us different from any other living creatures? What is the purpose of man? What makes us different from any other living creatures?

2 Review from Lesson 5 creation.swf firmament - The expanse of the heavens; the sky. creation.swf firmament - The expanse of the heavens; the sky.

3 God Created Man Part 1

4 Review Up to this point God Spoke into existence what? –Heavens and earth –light –Waters, sky, dry land –Plants, trees, flowers –Sun, moon, stars –Sea creatures, birds –All the animals and beasts of the earth Isaiah 45:18 Up to this point God Spoke into existence what? –Heavens and earth –light –Waters, sky, dry land –Plants, trees, flowers –Sun, moon, stars –Sea creatures, birds –All the animals and beasts of the earth Isaiah 45:18

5 Introduction Genesis 1:26-27 –26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." – 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27 –26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." – 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

6 Creation of Man God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness Who is God referring to when he says our image? Why doesnt he say in MY image? God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness Who is God referring to when he says our image? Why doesnt he say in MY image? FATHER HOLY SPIRIT SON GOD IS NOT IS THE MOST HIGH – FATHER JESUS CHRIT – SON THE SPIRIT – HOLY SPIRIT

7 Creation of Man God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 What does it mean to make man in Gods image or likeness? Do we look like him? Are we all knowing, or all-powerful? God is referring to our soul or spirit. The unseen part of us Created with a MIND Created with EMOTIONS Created with a WILL Why would he give us these three things? God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 What does it mean to make man in Gods image or likeness? Do we look like him? Are we all knowing, or all-powerful? God is referring to our soul or spirit. The unseen part of us Created with a MIND Created with EMOTIONS Created with a WILL Why would he give us these three things?

8 Creation of Man Mind- Intellect We have a mind to communicate with God. God desires to relate personally to us. He is a personal God and has created us to be personal beings so we can relate to God and others Emotions- Feelings God gave man feelings just like he has. We can love, feel sadness, happiness, joy, hurt. God gave us feelings so we can love God just as God loves us Will- Ability to Choose God did not want us to be robots. He wanted us to choose what is right or wrong and what to do or not to do. God gave us will so we could CHOOSE to love and obey God. Mind- Intellect We have a mind to communicate with God. God desires to relate personally to us. He is a personal God and has created us to be personal beings so we can relate to God and others Emotions- Feelings God gave man feelings just like he has. We can love, feel sadness, happiness, joy, hurt. God gave us feelings so we can love God just as God loves us Will- Ability to Choose God did not want us to be robots. He wanted us to choose what is right or wrong and what to do or not to do. God gave us will so we could CHOOSE to love and obey God.

9 Creation of Man GOD CREATED MAN IN THE IMAGE OF GOD –With a MIND so man could KNOW GOD –With EMOTIONS so man could LOVE GOD –With a WILL so man could CHOOSE TO OBEY GOD GOD CREATED MAN IN THE IMAGE OF GOD –With a MIND so man could KNOW GOD –With EMOTIONS so man could LOVE GOD –With a WILL so man could CHOOSE TO OBEY GOD

10 Checking For Understanding For whom did God prepare the earth? What makes man different from other animals? What are three things that God gave man in his image? How can we communicate with God? For whom did God prepare the earth? What makes man different from other animals? What are three things that God gave man in his image? How can we communicate with God?

11 Creation of Man –Gen 26 let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." –What does that mean exactly to rule over all of creation? –Man is given a special & unique role – Man alone is given this right by God –Man was to do Gods work on earth –Man was to do Gods work the way God wanted it to be done –Man is to be a leader over all of creation –Gen 26 let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." –What does that mean exactly to rule over all of creation? –Man is given a special & unique role – Man alone is given this right by God –Man was to do Gods work on earth –Man was to do Gods work the way God wanted it to be done –Man is to be a leader over all of creation

12 Creation of Man So God created man in His own image; the image of God He created him; male and female He created them –Gen 2:7 –When did Adam become alive? –Why is that important? –Only God can give life. Not any of his creation only the creator can give life. So God created man in His own image; the image of God He created him; male and female He created them –Gen 2:7 –When did Adam become alive? –Why is that important? –Only God can give life. Not any of his creation only the creator can give life.

13 Creation of Man Who created man? God created everything including man, therefore he is the owner of all things, including man! God created only one man. Why is this important? We all had one beginning In Adam. Adam is the ancestor of all people. Adam was created by God. After man was created God declared it was good. At this point everything God created was perfect Who created man? God created everything including man, therefore he is the owner of all things, including man! God created only one man. Why is this important? We all had one beginning In Adam. Adam is the ancestor of all people. Adam was created by God. After man was created God declared it was good. At this point everything God created was perfect

14 Checking For Understanding Who was your first ancestor? What did God give Adam control of? Why dont Satan or his demons have the right to control or rule over the earth? When did Adam become alive? Who was your first ancestor? What did God give Adam control of? Why dont Satan or his demons have the right to control or rule over the earth? When did Adam become alive?

15 Concluding Statements God is the only Creator of all things, therefore he is the owner of all things Man is not only Gods creation, made in Gods image; man is also Gods cherished possessionaccountable to his Creator. We were created to be in submission to One who is almighty, sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal; one who can supply all our needs. 1 Chronicles 29:11 God is the only Creator of all things, therefore he is the owner of all things Man is not only Gods creation, made in Gods image; man is also Gods cherished possessionaccountable to his Creator. We were created to be in submission to One who is almighty, sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal; one who can supply all our needs. 1 Chronicles 29:11

16 Review See review questions on handout.

17 Stranger on the Road to Emmaus So far, covered up to page 38 For next week: –God placed Adam in Eden page 39 So far, covered up to page 38 For next week: –God placed Adam in Eden page 39


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