Further Study: Creation and Morality

According to Scripture, Adam was the first man and was specially created from the dust by God. Our understanding of the origin of morality is founded in the origin of Adam. Biblical concepts of morality are, then, inseparable from biblical concepts of origins. Recognizing Adam as the first human also refutes the possibility that any … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Morality and Accountability

God as judge

In an earlier lesson, we looked at Paul’s sermon to the men in Athens (Acts 17:16-31). Follow the line of reasoning he used, noting not just where he started but where he ended. What’s so important about the conclusion he came to, particularly regarding the question of origins and morality? Paul’s sermon to the men of Athens … [Click to read more …]

05: Creation and Morality – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Creation morality encourages belief in fixed standards of right and wrong and calls us to serve and protect that which we have power over. [Teaching plan for Creation and Morality January 28, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 2:16,17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Made of One Blood

In Genesis 2:23, Adam is given the task of naming his wife, whom he called Havah. This word is related to the Hebrew verb hayah, which means “to live” (Jews sometimes use the related expression lehayim, “to life!”). The Hebrew word for “Eve” (Havah) can be translated as “life-giver.” Eve’s name represents the fact that she is the ancestor of all humans. We … [Click to read more …]

Monday: In the Image of God

Read Genesis 1:26-28. What special attribute was given to humans that was not given to the animals? What exactly is “the image of God”? This question has generated a great deal of discussion, and opinions vary. But the verses provide some clues regarding the nature of the idea. First, note that to be made in the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Our Dependence on the Creator

Genesis 2:7 depicts God as creating Adam individually, and represents him to be an intelligent moral being rather than as an animal. The text does not say, but one can imagine God using His hands to form the dust into the intended shape and size. One might think that the great Sovereign of the universe would … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation and Morality

Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 2:16-17;Gen. 1:26-28; James 3:9;Acts 17:26;Prov. 14:31;Matt. 5:44-48;Rev. 20:11-13. Memory Text: “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly … [Click to read more …]