Friday, October 03, 2014

Homiletics Genesis 1:26-2:25

Written 5 March 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Eden                                    Who?  God, Man, Woman

1
1:26-27
God said, Let’s make man in our image to rule over animals, and He made male and female.
2
1:28-31
God blessed them: be fruitful, multiply, rule animals, all plants are food; it was very good, 6th day.
3
2:1-3
Heavens and earth completed, 7th day God rested, blessed 7th day.
4
2:4-9
Account:  mist watered ground, Lord made man and breathed life into him, planted garden, grew tree of life and tree of knowledge of good and evil.
5
2:10-14
River out of Eden became four: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, Euphrates.
6
2:15-17
Man to cultivate garden, eat from tree of knowledge of good and evil and you’ll die.
7
2:18-22
Man alone not good, God made beasts, birds, cattle and man named, but no good helper, God took rib, made woman.
8
2:23-25
Man said, Flesh of my flesh: Woman; now man leave father and mother to join wife; naked and unashamed.

 

Divisions:

1
1:26-2:3
God made man and woman and blessed them on the 6th day, then He rested on the 7th day and blessed it.
Principle:
God created man in His image.
Man has need of a day of rest.
2
2:4-17
God made man and breathed life into him, planted garden for him to cultivate but not eat tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Principle:
God breathed life into man (CPR).
God’s requests are reasonable and for our good.
3
2:18-25
Man alone isn’t good, animals aren’t good helpers, so God made woman and they were naked and unashamed.
Principle:
God created man to be social with Himself and other human beings.
Nakedness doesn’t make people ashamed.  Guilt makes people ashamed.
4
 
 
Principle:
 

 

Subject Sentence:

God made man in His image, then made a helper.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMCATS that God’s design included the joining of one man and one woman.
TCMNCAT

 

Application:

1
What evidence do you see that you were created in God’s image?
In what ways are you fruitful?
What deliberate action do you take on the Sabbath to rest?
2
How has God breathed life into you?
What has God given you to cultivate?
3
What characteristics are important in a good helper?
How are you developing the characteristics to be a good helper?
4
 

 

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