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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2011 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2011

2 Dear User … This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. PLEASE USE AS IS. Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide An Appeal

3 Julian Melgosa Principal Contributor

4 Jesus Wept: The Bible and Human Emotions Contents 1 Emotions 2 Divine Provision for Anxiety 3 Stress 4 Relationships 5 Guilt 6 Good Thinking 7 Hope Against Depression 8 Resilience 9 Self-Esteem 10 Jealousy 11 Freedom From Addictions 12 Nature as a Source of Health 13 Partnership With Jesus

5 Jesus Wept: The Bible and Human Emotions Our Goal {3} These lessons look at human emotions and give us biblical principles on how we can understand our emotions and seek the power of the Lord to bring them under His loving sovereignty. We’ll look at Bible characters, focusing on their emotional reactions to whatever befell them, good and bad, and ask: What can we learn from their experiences that can help us with ours?

6 Jesus Wept: The Bible and Human Emotions Lesson 12, March 19 Jesus Wept: The Bible and Human Emotions Lesson 12, March 19 Nature as a Source of Health

7 Key Text Psalm 19:1, 2 NIV “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”

8 Nature as a Source of Health Initial Words {139} Much goodness and beauty remain in the natural world. Nature still supplies sufficient resources to satisfy our basic needs. Nature also can provide joy, happiness, and well- being to compensate partially for the misery caused by sin. It also can become a means for us to draw ever closer to the Creator, the fount of all goodness.

9 Nature as a Source of Health Quick Look 1. Sin and Nature (Genesis 1:1, 31a) 2. Spiritual Gift from Nature (Luke 5:16) 3. Physical Gift from Nature (Psalm 104:14, 15)

10 Nature as a Source of Health 1. Sin and Nature Genesis 1:1, 31a NKJV “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.”

11 1.Sin and Nature A Perfect Environment {140} The newly created couple was placed in a garden that God Himself had planted. There is no doubt that the environment was the best to suit the newly created humans. Their physical, emotional, and mental needs were more than met. Mental states such as uncertainty, anxiety, and worry were completely unknown, because there was nothing there to cause them.

12 The ground was cursed. Obstacles in working the soil: thorns and thistles, pests. Human beings experienced changes. Fatigue and pain. Relationship changed. Changed outlook on life. Sin affected human and animal behavior. Hatred, jealousy, selfishness, arrogance, etc., caused aggression against fellow humans and animals. 1.Sin and Nature Sin’s Devastating Effects {142}

13 Nature as a Source of Health 2. Spiritual Gift From Nature Luke 5:16 NKJV “So He Himself often withdraw into the wilderness and prayed.”

14 2. Spiritual Gift From Nature Communion With God in Nature {146} The beauty, the comfort, the peace, the serenity that one often finds in the natural world can speak to our hearts and minds in ways that nothing else does. There might not be any sudden revelation of new truth; there might be no new insights on a doctrine or a text.

15 2. Spiritual Gift From Nature Communion With God in Nature {146} What there can be, instead, is an unspoken recognition of the love and power of the One who created all this. However we might individually experience the Lord this way, there’s no question that time alone in nature, in communion with God, can bring healing and peace to our bodies and souls.

16 “All…need the quiet hour for communion with their own hearts, with nature, and with God. In them is to be revealed a life that is not in harmony with the world, its customs, or its practices…. 2. Spiritual Gift From Nature Communion With God in Nature {146} We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When…in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God” (The Ministry of Healing 58).

17 Psalm 104:14, 15 NKJV “He causes the grass to grow for the cattle. And vegetation for the service of man. That he may bring forth food from the earth. And wine that makes glad the heart of man. Oil to make his face shine. And bread which strengthens man’s heart.” Nature as a Source of Health 3. Physical Gift From Nature

18 Rest of Body and Mind {148} Nature also can be a source of healing to the body, mind, and spirit. In many cases fresh air, sunlight, water, and a healthy diet can do wonders for us both physically and mentally. Natural remedies remain a powerful means of health and healing.

19 3. Physical Gift From Nature Rest of Body and Mind {148} Some research shows just how good nature and a natural environment can be for us physically and mentally. After all, God put our first parents in a garden, not in a city square. Something in us resonates better with a field of lilies than it does with an asphalt parking lot.

20 Nature as a Source of Health Final Words {150} “The constant contact with the mystery of life and the loveliness of nature, as well as the tenderness called forth in ministering to these beautiful objects of God’s creation, tends to quicken the mind and refine and elevate the character” (The Adventist Home 143).


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