Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1. Aim: How do we learn things about God?"— Presentation transcript:
Aim: How do we learn things about God?
What is one way we learn about God? Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. nature
What is one thing we learn about God from nature? Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy. nature kind
What are three more things we learn about God from nature? Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world Gods invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine naturehave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. nature kind powerful divine eternal
What is a fifth thing we learn about God from nature? Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. nature kind powerful divine eternal wise
Key Point #1 From nature we learn that God is kind, eternal, powerful, divine, and wise.
What is a second way that we learn about God? Romans 2:14-15 Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them. conscience
What do we learn about God from our consciences? Romans 1:32 Although they know Gods righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. conscience punishes
Key Point #2 Our consciences tell us that we deserve Gods punishment of eternal death.
Natural Knowledge consciencenature
What cant we learn from nature or our consciences? Acts 16:25-30 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybodys chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, Dont harm yourself! We are all here! The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
What is the third way that we learn about God and what does it tell us? 2 Timothy 3:15 …and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Bible saves
Key Point #3 Only the Bible tells us that God saves us.
Revealed Knowledge Bible
What do the following tell you about God? a)A spring garden in bloom. b)Our bodies ability to develop immunity to disease.
Evaluate… An unbelieving friend tells you its wrong to do mission work in India because the people there are already very religious.
Agree or Disagree… There really is no such thing as an atheist.
What is the Bible about? Hebrews 1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, Old
What is the Bible about? Acts 3:18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. Old Hes coming!
What is the Bible about? O-L-D (3) T-E-S-T-A-M-E-N-T (9) 3 & Genesis 1:1 בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃ Old Hes coming! 39Hebrew
What is the Bible about? 2 Peter 3:2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. New
What is the Bible about? John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. New He has come!
What is the Bible about? N-E-W (3) T-E-S-T-A-M-E-N-T (9) 3 x 9 = 27 John 3:16 ο τως γ ρ γάπησεν θε ς τ ν κόσμον, στε τ ν υ ν τ ν μονογεν δωκεν, να π ς πιστεύων ε ς α τ ν μ πόληται λλ ̓ χ ζω ν α ώνιον. He has come! New 27Greek
Key Point #4 The Bible is mainly about Jesus.
What is the Bible about?
Agree or Disagree… The Bible is the light of salvation for everyone who reads it.
Evaluate… Since the Bible is written in Hebrew and Greek, we really have no way of telling what it has to say to us.
Lesson 1 I learn about God in three ways: from nature, from my conscience, and especially from the Bible.
Vocabulary… Conscience Voice inside of us that tells us when we do right or wrong
Vocabulary… Prophet Someone who speaks Gods Word to others
Vocabulary… Apostle Someone who is sent out on a certain mission
Vocabulary… Old Testament Part of the Bible that was written before Jesus was born
Vocabulary… New Testament Part of the Bible that was written after Jesus had come