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Adult Bible Study Guide

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Origins
Origins
Origins Contents 1 Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth 2 Creation: Forming the World 3 The

Origins

Contents

  • 1 Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth

  • 2 Creation: Forming the World

  • 3 The Creation Completed

  • 4 Creation, a Biblical Theme

  • 5 Creation and Morality

  • 6 Creation and the Fall

  • 7 Through a Glass, Darkly

  • 8 Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

  • 9 Marriage: A Gift From Eden

  • 10 Stewardship and the Environment

  • 11 Sabbath: A Gift From Eden

  • 12 Creation and the Gospel

Origins Our Goal {5} As we go through this quarter, we’ll see even more reasons why

Origins Our Goal {5}

As we go through this quarter,

we’ll see even more reasons why a

literal six-day creation is essential to

all that we believe and

why to compromise on Creation is to undermine the basis of the

gospel and the teachings that make us what we are.

Origins Lesson 8, February 23 Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

Origins

Lesson 8, February 23

Jesus, Provider and

Sustainer

Origins Lesson 8, February 23 Jesus, Provider and Sustainer
Jesus, Provider and Sustainer Key Text Philippians 4:19 NIV “And my God will meet all your

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

Key Text

Philippians 4:19 NIV

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of

his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer Initial Words {91} Nothing in the universe exists independently of the Lord.

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer Initial Words {91}

Nothing in the universe exists

independently of the Lord. He

created everything that was created.

Not only that, He is the One who

sustains it all.

Even more astonishing, the One who

created and sustains it all was the

One who was crucified for us.

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer Quick Look 1. God, Sustainer and Provider (Hebrews 1:1-3) 2. Sustaining In

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

Quick Look

1. God, Sustainer and Provider (Hebrews 1:1-3)

2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil (Job 42:10)

3. Providing for a Damaged Creation (Genesis 3:21)

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer 1. God, Sustainer and Provider Hebrews 1:1-3 NKJV “God…has in these last

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

1. God, Sustainer and Provider

Hebrews 1:1-3 NKJV

“God…has in these last days spoken to us by His Son…through whom also

He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the

and

express image of His person,

upholding all things by the word of

His power….”

1. God, Sustainer and Provider The Sustainer {92} The existence of the universe depends on the

1. God, Sustainer and Provider The Sustainer {92}

The existence of the universe

depends on the continuous exercise

of divine will.

This is a refutation of deism, the

philosophy that teaches that God created the world to govern itself

and then left it to evolve without any

further action on His part.

1. God, Sustainer and Provider The Sustainer {92} God is not within the creation, constantly creating

1. God, Sustainer and Provider The Sustainer {92}

God is not within the creation, constantly creating it, as in the false

theories of pantheism (God and the universe are the same thing) or panentheism (God inhabits the universe as though it were His own body). God is not dependent on the universe in any way. He is separate from the universe.

1. God, Sustainer and Provider Generous Provider {93} God had provided food for all His creatures,

1. God, Sustainer and Provider Generous Provider {93}

God had provided food for all His creatures, including humans. Not only does He provide food in abundance throughout the earth, but He has

prepared a special Garden for Adam

and Eve. It was a gift of grace because

Adam and Eve had done nothing to

earn it, but it was freely offered and

abundantly furnished.

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer 2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job 42:10 NKJV “And the

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil

Job 42:10 NKJV

“And the Lord restored Job’s

losses…. Indeed

the Lord gave Job

twice as much as

he had before.”

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer 2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job 42:10 NKJV “And the
2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job’s Experience {94} Natural evil occurs when bad things

2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job’s Experience {94}

Natural evil occurs when bad things

happen in nature (floods,

hurricanes, drought, earthquakes,

suffering, not just for humans but

etc.) that cause enormous pain and

for animals, as well.

If God is in control of the creation, why would such things happen?

2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job’s Experience {94} The book of Job reveal important

2. Sustaining In Spite of Natural Evil Job’s Experience {94}

The book of Job reveal important

truths about the great controversy

which help to form a background

crucial for us to even begin to

understand the existence of evil. The story give us important insight

into the nature of evil, and it shows

us that God is not unaware of the

struggles that we face.

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer 3. Providing for a Damaged Creation Genesis 3:21 NKJV “Also for Adam

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer

3. Providing for a Damaged Creation

Genesis 3:21 NKJV

“Also for Adam and his wife the

Lord God made tunics of skin, and

clothed them.”

Jesus, Provider and Sustainer 3. Providing for a Damaged Creation Genesis 3:21 NKJV “Also for Adam
3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95} God is behind the scenes, ordering events according

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95}

God is behind the scenes, ordering events according to His will and intending that all things will eventually work together for the good of those who love Him.

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95} In 2 Kings 20:9 – 11, we see

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95}

In 2 Kings 20:911, we see one of the most unusual miracles of the

entire Bible.

The relationship of sun and earth

and day length seems like one of the most stable and predictable features

of human experience.

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95} What this miracle tell us is that there

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95}

What this miracle tell us is that there

3. Providing for a Damaged World Governing {95} What this miracle tell us is that there

is much

about God’s actions in His

creation, that is way beyond our

understanding. That’s why it’s so

crucial that we come to a

personal

knowledge of God and know for

ourselves the reality of His love.

That way, we learn to trust Him

despite all that we don’t understand.

3. Providing for a Damaged World Providing {96} Even after Adam and Eve had sinned and

3. Providing for a Damaged World Providing {96}

Even after Adam and Eve had sinned

and could no longer enter the

Garden, God provided for their

immediate physical needs.

Adam and Eve tried to provide clothing for themselves, but fig

leaves were quite unsatisfactory.

Something better was needed,

which God provided in the form of

Final Words Patriarchs and Prophets 114 {97} “ The term ‘laws of nature’ comprises what men

Final Words Patriarchs and Prophets 114 {97}

The term ‘laws of nature’ comprises what men have been able to discover with regard to the laws that govern the physical world; but how limited is their knowledge,

and how vast the field in which the

Creator can work in harmony with

His own laws and yet wholly beyond

the comprehension of finite beings!”