Presentation on theme: "Creation truths Genesis 1:1- end Dele Oke Living Word library"— Presentation transcript:
1 Creation truths Genesis 1:1- end Dele Oke Living Word library
2 God’s creation Day 1 Day and Night Day 2 The sky (heaven) Day 3 Land and SeaDay 4 Sun, Moon (seasons)Day 5 Creatures (birds & Fish)Day 6 Land animals & MankindNIV uses sky in verse 8
3 Creation truthsNT confirms Genesis as real story Luke 3:38; 1Tim 2:13; Rom 5:13; 1Cor15:22Day 1 is not the Sun – Heb 1:3God creates and then fills – Gen 1:28The principle of separationSeasons and times - Day 4God blessed – animals, man and SabbathDele OkeLiving Word library
4 Made in His imageWhat does it mean? Genesis 1:26
5 His imageMade in God’s image means we have spiritual awareness, intellectual capabilities and emotional tendencies.The fall of mankind into sin means none of these are perfect but all of them can be used to hear God.Relying on any single one alone can make us go off balance.
6 Complete the formAll incidents here are taken from the life of mankind before the fall and from the life of Jesus who was God’s perfect image.What do these teach us about the image of God?
7 His image in us Scripture Spiritual Intellectual Emotional Yes Gen 2:15YesGen 2:19-20Gen 2:21-23Luke 22:62John 11:35Matt 22:15-22ProbablyLuke 4:1-13
8 Genesis 2 - workV15 tend (work it) and keep (watch, administer,plan) - hard work is not a curse - physical & intellectual are both divine - Don’t let peers mislead you from your gifted route.
9 Genesis 2 – Highly intelligent V19 Adam names animals - Made in his image and intelligent. - Don’t let others belittle you (discrimination). - Don’t cover your perceived inferiority with arrogance.We learn by practise (naming animals) and association (social skills).What we name we have authority over - spiritually and mentally.
10 The Living Word library Dele OkeLiving Word library
11 Serving God with allJesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
12 C.S.LewisFaith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods[Example of bus fare]
13 Made for His glory Isaiah 43:7* Ephesians 1:11-12* Revelation 4:11 1 Corinthians 10:31
14 His glory What we do in private and public is all plain before him. Do the right thing to bring glory to God – not because of the consequences of being caught doing the wrong thing.Do your work well, even when no one is looking.
15 God’s Word is our guide 1 Kings 13:1-35 God’s written word and ‘spoken word’ are both vital.We judge prophecy by the written word.Don’t allow your human desires lead you astray.Judge a prophet by his lifestyle.Prophecy never over-rides God’s known Word.The Old prophet represents the person conditioned by the world and the flesh to neglect and avoid the will of God.
16 Knowing the ways of GodAs we fellowship with God in prayer, the Word and worship, we grow to know the character of God and are better to discern the ways of God.[incident with ‘prophet’ at a speaking engagement]
17 Being like GodMorally we have an in built consciousness of right and wrong. A wrong world view can distort this.Spiritually we can relate to God in prayer, worship and fellowship. We do not cease to exist after death.Mentally we can think and learn from other people of God. History should be our friend. We can read. Examples Adam in Garden, Jesus in Mark 12Relational with God and one another. This of course involves our emotions as well as those already stated.
18 Godly relationships Marriage – Gen 2:22-25 Not the head nor the feet but ribs.The three essentials of marriage - Love (heart) - Commitment (will) - Order (understanding)
19 Love and relationships Husbands love your wives (Eph 5:25)Wives respect your husbands (Eph 5:33)
20 Commitment and relationships When the going gets tough, the godly get committed – Gen 2:24 (Therefore)Commitment brings stability and assurance. Assurance breeds confidence and confidence gives birth to creativity and fullness.The way God deals with us.
21 Order and relationships God established order in creation – Gen 1Openness maintains order – Gen 2:25 (naked, nothing hidden)Orderliness brings oneness – Gen 2:24