Teaching Calendar Sept. – Genesis 1 Oct. – Genesis 2 Nov. – Genesis 3 Dec. – Advent/Christmas Last Sunday of month Sharing/CommunionLast Sunday of month Sharing/Communion Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday NightChristmas Eve Service on Wednesday Night
Last Week Recap 1.Who is God? 2.Where do human beings come from? 3.How did the world as we see it today become this way?
The Good News
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. - Isaiah 26:4 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the Only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen - 1 Timothy 1:17
Good News #1 Good News #1 The world is not here by chance. There is a intelligent being behind this whole thing.
The Next Questions The Next Questions What is this God like? Should we be afraid of Him? Why did He create the heavens and the earth? Was He bored? Was He lonely?
Genesis 1:2 The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Good News #2 This God Speaks. And When He Speaks, beautiful things happen. Order from the chaos. Beauty from the dust and ashes.
Psalm 33:6-9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
In the beginning, creation was good… Vs. 10: Light… it was good. Vs. 12: Land and vegetation…it was good. Vs. 17: Sky and the stars…it was good. Vs. 25: Living creatures…it was good. Vs. 31: Humans…it was very good.
Question Are people in the world all good today? Is the world good today?
Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no- one who does good.
Good news in Genesis 1 1)The world is not here by chance. In the beginning God created. 2)This God speaks. 3)In the beginning everything was good. In the beginning people were good. Next week…
Question Who is God? Who is this man?
Who is He? Matthew 9:2 2 Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. " Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home." 7 And the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men.
Who is He? Luke 8:22-25 The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” So Jesus rebuked the wind and the raging waves. The storm stopped and all was calm! Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” And they were filled with awe and amazement. They said to one another, “Who is this man, that even the winds and waves obey him?”
Prayer of Empowerment Lord JC, I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. You redeemed me by your blood and I belong to you. Thank you for cleansing me from all sin. I now confess all my sin, known and unknown. I repent of them and ask you to forgive me. I renounce them all. I forgive others as I want You to forgive me.
Prayer of Empowerment Forgive me now and cleanse me with your blood. I repent of any way I have given place to the enemy. I call upon You now Lord Jesus. Deliver me and set me free. I renounce satan and all his demons. I loose myself from satan and I command all of satan’s demons to leave me NOW and go to the foot of the cross in the mighty name of Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.