4 Review Up to this point God Spoke into existence what? Isaiah 45:18 Heavens and earthlightWaters, sky, dry landPlants, trees, flowersSun, moon, starsSea creatures, birdsAll the animals and beasts of the earthIsaiah 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.
6 Creation of ManFATHERHOLY SPIRITSONGODIS NOTISTHE MOST HIGH – FATHERJESUS CHRIT – SONTHE SPIRIT – HOLY SPIRITGod said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likenessWho is God referring to when he says “our” image?Why doesn’t he say in “MY” image?
7 Creation of ManGod said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness2 Corinthians 3:17-18What does it mean to make man in God’s 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 usCreated with a MINDCreated with EMOTIONSCreated with a WILLWhy would he give us these three things?
8 Creation of Man Mind- Intellect Emotions- Feelings 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 othersEmotions- FeelingsGod 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 usWill- Ability to ChooseGod 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 GODWith EMOTIONS so man could LOVE GODWith 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?
11 Creation of ManGen 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 GodMan was to do God’s work on earthMan was to do God’s work the way God wanted it to be doneMan is to be a leader over all of creation
12 Creation of ManSo God created man in His own image; the image of God He created him; male and female He created them“Gen 2:7When 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 only one 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 don’t 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 thingsMan is not only God’s creation, made in God’s image; man is also God’s cherished possession—accountable 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