Passages: Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Genesis 2:7-8, 15-25
Why are we doing this?
As Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:15-17, he talks about the value of knowing the Scriptures and now this makes us wise in our faith and helps us to live the life that God has called us to.
As we journey through the Bible let us ask, how does knowing this help me to become wise for salvation through faith in Jesus?
- What does it teach me?
- How does it rebuke me?
- Is it correcting something in my life?
- What training can I put into place to help me live a righteous life?
- How is this equipping me for every good work?
God’s Good Plan
God made everything and it was good. The wonder of creation points us to God.
Read Hebrews 1:2, in Jesus we see God.
God’s Good Purposes
- To be with God
Read John 14:1-6 and John 10:10&11, Jesus is our way to be with God.
- To look after creation
The word for work means to serve.
In creation we see a rhythm of rest.
- To flourish and be fruitful
Read John 10:10, relationship with Jesus allows us to flourish
Read Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus sent us to fill the earth.
- To help one another
“According to God’s design, therefore, the man and the woman, the husband and the wife, have been designed by God to stand together and help each other fight the battles of life. And God is there as the divine ‘Helper’ to fight with them“
God’s Good Protection
Read John 3:14-18, here we see how God gives us his good protection through faith is Jesus.
Additional questions you may wish to consider for personal study or in Life Groups.
As I reflect what have I found interesting?
As I reflect what has challenged my life, attitudes and actions?
Is there one practical step I can apply to my life to help me to become more like Jesus?
How would this help me to introduce others to Jesus?
Is there there anything I need to pray about, explore further or extra help I need?
Is there someone I should share with, pray with or encourage?