Presentation on theme: "“LMLK” Seals ca. 730-700 BC. “This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his."— Presentation transcript:
“LMLK” Seals ca BC
“This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.” -Isaiah 44:5 L’YHWH
Adam: The Second Most Important Person in the Bible Roadmap of the Bible Creation New Creation Adam Noah Abraham Moses David Jesus You are here Genesis 1:1-2:3
God’s Orderly Creation Creation New Creation Place then People Day 1 Night and Day Day 4 Sun, moon, and stars Day 2 Sea and Sky Day 5 Fish and birds Day 3 Land and Plants Day 6 Animals and mankind “Forming” “Filling” People then Place
Genesis 1 as “re-education” The Israelites grew up worshiping the gods of Egypt. Israel’s new neighbors in Canaan worshiped many gods. Moses shows that Yahweh alone is God. No created thing is worthy of worship. Creator Creation
Genesis 1 as “gospel” “As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself.... The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts.”
Genesis 1 as “gospel” God is good. Man is created for a noble purpose. Israel is a “new creation” We are invited to enter into God’s rest.