Presentation on theme: " We already have the DNA for making disciples in us You are my disciple if… Goal: live all of life submitted and surrendered to the person of Jesus."— Presentation transcript:
Genesis 1:27-29 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Identity: Image bearers of God Be fruitful and multiply Subdue, rule, take dominion CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Genesis 2:9 The L ORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Problem: Adam and Eve changed the source for the entire human race. The tree is rooted in SELF. Our way of seeing changed CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of bones of the dead and everything unclean…” CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Genesis 3:24 “After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Solution: Jesus is the better source. CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Hearing God is the central activity for reconnecting to the source and being restored to our design. CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
PLUG IN 2 Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
PLUG IN Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
PLUG IN The word of the Lord came to Abram… The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah… The word of the Lord came to John… John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
PLUG IN God’s language is not symbolic. John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
PLUG IN Hebrews 11:3 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.
PLUG IN Romans 4:17 …the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
PLUG IN Hebrews 1:2-3 …but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word…
PLUG IN Colossians 1:16-17 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
PLUG IN Our part Come to Jesus to hear, receive. Requires humility.
Identity: bear God’s image, be fruitful, multiply, take dominion Problem: unplugged from the source of life Solution: life came to us and we can plug in by faith. New Creation: recreated in image of God through faith. CREATION >> FALL >> REDEMPTION >> RESTORATION
Where are you in God’s story? What’s competing with Jesus to be your source of life? Pray!