12: Creation and the Gospel – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Creation is critically important to the plan of salvation. The creation of a new heart is one only God can make and is based on the idea of a perfect Creation that fell and needs redemption. [Teaching Plan for Creation and the Gospel March 18, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: While We Were Yet Sinners . . .
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All throughout the Bible we find that God’s response to human sinfulness is redemptive in nature and motivated by genuine, unselfish love. He would have been fully justified in giving Adam and Eve up to Satan’s destructive power; after all, they had made their choice. But God knew that Adam and Eve did not understand … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation and the Gospel
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 3:21; Ps. 104:29, 30; John 1:4; Rom. 5:6-11;Gal. 3:13; Matt. 27:46. Memory Text: “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). In the biblical account, Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, without any moral defect. But they … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Sabbath: A Gift From Eden
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“God created man in His own image. Here is no mystery. There is no ground for the supposition that man was evolved by slow degrees of development from the lower forms of animal or vegetable life. Such teaching lowers the great work of the Creator to the level of man’s narrow, earthly conceptions. Men are … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath: A Gift from Eden – Thought Starters
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“For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8 [Thought questions for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 13, 2013] 1. The creation of the Sabbath. What was the final work of Creation Week? Why did God take the time to set aside one 24-hour day after everything that He … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A Psalm for the Sabbath
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Read Psalm 92. What does this tell us, at least in part, about what the experience of Sabbath keeping should be like? Why, when thinking about the Lord, should we express the kind of joy expressed in this psalm? The psalmist obviously knew the Lord, knew what the Lord was like, knew what the Lord had … [Click to read more …]