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1 Catechism Lesson 2 God’s Creation and Providence

2 Read Genesis 1-2

3 Points to Note God created all things out of _______. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

4 Points to Note God created all things out of _______. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

5 Points to Note God created all things out of nothing. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

6 Points to Note God used His _________________ to create all things.

7 Points to Note God used His almighty Word to create all things.

8 Points to Note God created all things in _________. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

9 Points to Note God created all things in _________. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

10 Points to Note God created all things in six days. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

11 Points to Note Plants and animals reproduced ____________________. God created all things as ___________.

12 Points to Note Plants and animals reproduced according to their own kinds. God created all things as ___________.

13 Points to Note Plants and animals reproduced according to their own kinds. God created all things as very good/perfect.

14 Points to Note What kind of land animals did God create?

15 Points to Note What kind of land animals did God create? Livestock Creatures that move along the ground Wild animals

16 Points to Note Blessings for man. Man and woman were created in the ____________. Man was given two commands. What were they?

17 Points to Note Blessings for man. Man and woman were created in the image of God. Man was given two commands. What were they?

18 Points to Note Blessings for man. Man and woman were created in the image of God. Man was given two commands. What were they? Be fruitful Rule the earth and subdue it

19 Points to Note Explain what the Garden of Eden was like. All kinds of trees; a river watering it

20 Points to Note God placed two trees in the Garden of Eden. What were their names?

21 Points to Note God placed two trees in the Garden of Eden. What were their names? Tree of the knowledge of good and evil Tree of life

22 Read Psalm 104

23 Who oversees nature? To whom do the trees belong? Why did God create the planets?

24 Read Psalm 104 Who oversees nature? GOD To whom do the trees belong? Why did God create the planets?

25 Read Psalm 104 Who oversees nature? GOD To whom do the trees belong? The Lord Why did God create the planets?

26 Read Psalm 104 Who oversees nature? GOD To whom do the trees belong? The Lord Why did God create the planets? To mark the seasons

27 Read Psalm 104 List the qualities of God: - 24 – - 27 – - 32 –

28 Read Psalm 104 List the qualities of God: - 24 – wisdom - 27 – - 32 –

29 Read Psalm 104 List the qualities of God: - 24 – wisdom - 27 – love, mercy, providence - 32 –

30 Read Psalm 104 List the qualities of God: - 24 – wisdom - 27 – love, mercy, providence - 32 – power

31 Break and Quiz Time!

32 Catechism Lesson 2 The Bible and My Life

33 Providence Definition of Providence: God taking care of (providing for) our physical needs.

34 Providence How does God take care of me? Psalm 104:14 - He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate - bringing forth food from the earth:

35 Providence How does God take care of me? Psalm 104:14 - He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate - bringing forth food from the earth: Provides food for us

36 Providence How does God take care of me? 2 Thess. 3: For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.

37 Providence How does God take care of me? 2 Thess. 3: For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. Work

38 Providence How does God take care of me? John 6:14 - After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world."

39 Providence How does God take care of me? John 6:14 - After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, "Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world." Miracles

40 Providence How does God take care of me? God takes care of me by making food grow, by giving me the ability to work, and through miracles.

41 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Let’s look at Psalm 91:9–16

42 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91:9–10 9 If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the L ORD, who is my refuge— 10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

43 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91:9–10 9 If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the L ORD, who is my refuge— 10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. No harm or disaster will come near you

44 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

45 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. Sends his angels to guard us

46 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91: “Because he loves me,” says the L ORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

47 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Psalm 91: “Because he loves me,” says the L ORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Deliver us from trouble

48 Providence How does God graciously protect me? 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Giving all we NEED, not want

49 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

50 Providence How does God graciously protect me? Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Works all for our good

51 Providence How does God graciously protect me? God protects me by sending his angels to keep me from harm, by taking care of all of my needs, and by working all things out for my good.

52 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? Romans 11:35 - “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?”

53 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? Romans 11:35 - “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” Can’t give anything back to God

54 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? Psalm 118:1 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

55 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? Psalm 118:1 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Thank him

56 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? 1 Corinthians 10:31 - So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

57 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? 1 Corinthians 10:31 - So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do all for God’s glory

58 Providence How do I respond to God for all His goodness to me? We respond by acknowledging we can never repay him, by giving him thanks and by living our lives to his glory.

59 Homework Look at the end of the last page of your notes!

60 Homework Memorize: The First Article and all of the meaning OT books (Genesis – Daniel) Psalm 139:14 Psalm 19:11 Be ready for a quiz on the notes. Read: Nothing! We will discuss creation vs evolution.


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