The Christian Story Part 1 - Creation
Human beings are ―earth beings‖ –
of, by and for the earth. We are fashioned fromthe earth to live upon the earth, to dominate, cultivate and care for the earth
use and enjoy the fruits of the earth…. It is true that we are more than mere bodies,and that we are also spiritual beings….That is why, for the ancie
nt Hebrew, life apart
from the body was not ―life at all‖, but mere existence. The quintessential vision of
life in its full expression is the physical person in the garden of life.
Enjoyment is not unrestricted.
The God who made it knows the way to enjoy it
Just because something is good
mean it cannot be abused.Genesis 3
how are humans tempted to rebel against God?
―Did God really say,
‗You must not eat from any tree in the garden‘?‖
Is that what God had said?
3. Even after sin, creation still reflects his glory and is to be enjoyed
The heavens declare the glory of God;the skies proclaim the work of his hands
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
Nehemiah said, ―Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to
those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.