Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1: Immense Power Genesis 1:1-2:3 Chapter 2: Immeasurable Love Genesis 2:4-2:25 1. Chronological Events are reported in the order they occurred."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 1: Immense Power Genesis 1:1-2:3 Chapter 2: Immeasurable Love Genesis 2:4-2:25 1. Chronological Events are reported in the order they occurred. Chapter 1 clearly shows the orderliness of God’s creation. 2. Creation of the Cosmos. Universal in scope. 3. Name of God is “God.” Almighty God in relation to the world. Shows His majesty, glory. 4. God spoke the world into being. Evidence of His power over all. Transcendent nature of God. Keeps His distance. Detached 1. Logical/Topical The events are recorded in this sequence to tell a story. Chapter 2 demonstrates God’s intimate involvement with Man. 2. Creation-Caring for Man Focus is specific in Eden. 3. Name of God is “LORD God” Personal name for God. Shows His tender love. 4. God molded man with His hands Feeling of personal involvement, shows the intimacy of LORD God
Chapter 1: Immense Power Genesis 1:1-2:3 Chapter 2: Immeasurable Love Genesis 2:4-2:25 5. God “created” (bara). The Hebrew word bara is only used in OT with God as the subject and no material is ever mentioned. ●Only God can bara. ●All this culminates in 1:27, And God “bara” man in his image, in the image of God He “bara” him, male and female He “bara” them. 6. It was Good (tov). 1:4,10,12,18,21,25. It was very Good (1:31). All of God's creation appeared to be symmetrical and self-reliant. Not even a hint of possible disharmony. 5. God “formed” (yeser) The word “yeser” indicates He used His own hands as a pottery craftsman molds a work of art. ●This begins in 2:7, And LORD God formed man formed from the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils; and man became a living soul. ●Climax may actually be 2: It is not Good for man to be alone. (2:18) From the beginning of the 2nd creation narrative, we see a reliance upon community and companionship, both vertically (towards God) and horizontally (with one another).
Theological Contributions of Genesis 1 Transcendence of God Order, harmony and Perfection of His Creation Centrality of Humankind
Theological Contributions of Genesis 2 Immanence of God Care/Love He has for Humankind Need Humanity has for Community
Symmetry in Genesis 1:1-2:3 1:1-2 Introduction DAY ONE DAY TWO DAY THREE 1:3-5 LIGHT and DARKNESS 1:6-8 FIRMAMENT Separation of waters 1:9-13 DRY LAND and VEGETATION DAY FOUR 1:14-19 LIGHT BEARERS DAY FIVE 1:20-23 LIVING CREATURES of air and sea DAY SIX 1:24-31 LIVING CREATURES land animals DAY SEVEN 2:1-3 GOD FINISHED AND RESTED
Genesis 3:1-7 Introductory Question 3:1a Nature of serpent 3:1a Nature of serpent 3:1b Serpent’s Question to Eve 3:1b Serpent’s Question to Eve 3:2-3 Eve’s answer 3:2-3 Eve’s answer Serpent’s Deception 3:4-5 Lie 3:4-5 Lie 3:5, Distorted Truth 3:5, Distorted Truth
Genesis 3:8-13 Consequences of Sin Separation from God (fear) Esp. 3:8-10 Separation from Personal Responsibilities Esp. 3:11-13
Genesis 3:14-19 Divine Response Against the Serpent (3:14-15) Against the Woman (3:16) Against the Man (3:17-19)
Salvation Housed in Judgment Genesis 3:15 God is the Prime-mover in redemption God is the Prime-mover in redemption Lesson in bad grammar Lesson in bad grammar “Her seed” (Where is the Father?) “Her seed” (Where is the Father?)
Components of Evil A false understanding of God Distrust in God (inner attitude) Rebellion against God (outer action)
A Lesson from the Flood Genesis 1.2 Deep Genesis 1.2 Deep ~AhTi tehom Deep Genesis 7.11Deep ~AhTi tehom Deep Genesis 8.2Deep ~AhTi tehom Note: The water of the flood is MORE than just rain (6:17; 7:11, 17; 8:2) Sin reverses (un-creates?) the very act of creation (Rom 8:18-21)
A Lesson from the Flood Based Upon Creation : Genesis 1:3-8 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning-- the first day. 6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning- - the second day.
A Lesson from the Flood
Based Upon Jesus Christ: Colossians 1: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Hebrews 1:3 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
ABRAM’S CALL Genesis 12:1-3 The COMMAND: “GO!” away from three things 1. land / country 1. land / country 2. family / tribe / clan 2. family / tribe / clan 3. father’s house 3. father’s house to one thing 1. the land that I will show you
Genesis 12:1-3 continued The PROMISES 1. Descendants (A great nation) 12:2a 2. Blessing (you, family and all nations) 12b-3 3. Land (Future fulfillment) 12:6-7
Life of Abraham, is this a story about... A Man of Faith Gen 12:10-20 Gen 20:1-18 Gen 16:1-16
Life of Abraham, is this a story about... (or) a Man of Faith Gen 15:1-6 Gen 22:1-19 (see Hebrews 11:17-19)
Life of Abraham, is this a story about... Or A Faithful God Call promises (Gen 12) Protection in Egypt (Gen 12, 20) Promise of a son (15:4;18:10)
Lessons in Covenant Keeping Genesis Covenant 1, (Gen 15) God at Work for Us Sarai, Man’s Help (Gen 16) Covenant 2, (Gen 17) God’s Way Gen 17:1-8 Man Obeys Gen 17:9-14
Genesis Summary God Obligates Himself to Us! God must make Himself known ( ha'r '), First and progressive. As He reveals Himself, our responsibility in the Covenant grows!
Abraham Tested Genesis 22 Is untested faith, faith at all? Has Abraham changed?
Three Objects of the Verb “take” in Genesis 22:2 Your son Your one and only son, whom you love Isaac!
Parallels between Gen 12 and Gen 22 COMMAND Genesis 12:1 Genesis 22:2 Genesis 12:1 Genesis 22:2 Go! Take! Go! Offer! Go! Take! Go! Offer! unknown land unknown mountain unknown land unknown mountain “I will show you” “I will tell you” “I will show you” “I will tell you”
RESPONSE 12:4 22:3 12:4 22:3 obedience obedience obedience obedience ONE DIFFERENCE Gen 12 Gen 22 Gen 12 Gen 22 PROMISES NO PROMISES PROMISES NO PROMISES Parallels between Gen 12 and Gen 22
Patriarchal Passages Genesis Abraham / Isaac Narrative Gen 12-25:10 Jacob Narrative Gen 25:11-36 Joseph Narrative Gen 37-50
Theology of Genesis Nothing will stop God’s plan to “Bless” all nations Not Satan Not Sin Not man’s help (Abraham, Sarai) Not selfish scheming (Jacob) Not separation from the promised Land
Theology of Genesis God’s Covenant to the Patriarchs is the beginning of his effort to “Reveal” Himself to us. In His Creation In History (His-Story) In His Word
Condition of Promise(s) at Close of Genesis Separated from Land, but not God Blessing has reached Egypt Minimal fulfillment, but promise intact