Theme “I have a plan: you are invited to my party.” “You’ve made a mess, but I have a plan!”
Genesis 1:26 “Let us make man in our image, in the our likeness, and let them rule over the fish ... and the birds ..., over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures...” Creation:
Genesis 1:27 ... male and female he created them. Creation:
Genesis. 1:31 God saw all that he had made and it was very good. Creation:
Creation: We are LOVED. We are VALUED. We are RESPONSIBLE. We are IMPORTANT. We have an IDENTITY.
Fall and curse: The curse is intended to bring you to God.
Flood: Genesis 6:5 The Lord that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Flood: 6 The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth and his heart was filled with pain.
Nations: The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens,
Nations: The Tower of Babel so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Abraham: Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (13:16; 15:18)
Abraham: Genesis 22:2 “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love: go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.
Abraham: Lesson: “I chose him; he failed. I still accomplished my plan thru him.”
Isaac: Lesson: “No one joins my story by his own effort.”
Jacob: Genesis 32:28 the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.”
Jacob: Lesson: Human nature change is slow and thru problems.
Joseph: Genesis 5:20 You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good …
Joseph: Lessons: Even people who do well struggle mightily. Every suffering is redemptive,
Lessons: Human failure is assured. Never underestimate your sin nature. I have a plan that your failures cannot destroy. I will restore your heart and soul. “Never underestimate My determination to redeem your messes.”