CREATED BY THE LOVING GOD
Humans are not just another species, but personally created by God for the purpose of responding to his love, with love of our own.
Notes And Next Steps
Genesis 1:24-31 + Part 3 of the series “Genesis: In The Beginning"
“By this you will know that I am the Lord” (Exodus 7:17) is how God explained the purpose of the plagues in Egypt.
M.S., M.D., D.H., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., and D.T.M.&H.
“Scientific Mistakes in the Bible”
“Finding the purpose for which God made you … and then fully pursuing it is simply the very best way to live.”
“The universe is governed by both physical laws and spiritual laws. The physical laws point us toward the Creator; the spiritual laws tell us how we can know him personally, both today and forever. After all, he’s not just the Creator in a broad sense; he’s your creator. You were made to relate to him in a vibrant, dynamic, and intimate way” (Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator, p. 291).
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)
God comes to us, since we are unable to come to him.
God creates us, with attentive personalization and higher purpose than all other creatures.
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS
- Your identity makes all the difference. It determines whether you think and act like an animal or a privileged, blessed, created being whom God calls “child.” This song rejoices in your true identity as a Christian https://youtu.be/3YRfZaC1Ytc. Listen to it a few times this week.
- Here is one 10-minute excerpt of Lee Strobel referencing physics to support God’s creation https://youtu.be/Axplc2eNIXY.
- Ask coworkers, friends, neighbors and family if they’ve ever heard of humans being created in the image of God. Then share a takeaway or two from today’s message.
- Read Genesis 2:4-25. Here God provides a zoomed in detail of creating Adam and Eve.