Genesis 4


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Genesis 4

  1. 2. Attributes of God <ul><li>Omnipotent </li></ul><ul><li>Omnipresent </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient </li></ul><ul><li>Limited </li></ul>
  2. 3. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God,       did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing,       taking the very nature of a servant,       being made in human likeness Philippians 2, 5-7
  3. 4. 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.   3 The devil said to him, &quot;If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.&quot;   4 Jesus answered, &quot;It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' Luke 4, 1-4
  4. 5.   36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, &quot;If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.&quot;   38 There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.   39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: &quot;Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!&quot; Luke 23, 36-39
  5. 6. Attributes of God <ul><li>Omnipotent </li></ul><ul><li>Omnipresent </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient </li></ul><ul><li>Limited </li></ul>Self-limiting, self-restraining
  6. 7. Is God in control? <ul><li>  1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. </li></ul>  3 And God said, &quot;Let there be light,&quot; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light &quot;day,&quot; and the darkness he called &quot;night.&quot; And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. 8 …And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
  7. 8. Is God in control?   11 Then God said, &quot;Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.&quot; And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
  8. 9. Is God in control? 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, &quot;Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.&quot;
  9. 10. Is God in control?   27 So God created man in his own image,        in the image of God he created him;        male and female he created them.   28 God blessed them and said to them, &quot;Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth… … and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.&quot;
  10. 11. Is God in control?   15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, &quot;You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.&quot;
  11. 12. Why not control Eleanor’s room? <ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul>
  12. 13. Control Trust A B C D E
  13. 15. How are we responding to our Father’s parenting style, His reckless love?
  14. 16. Where do we need to trust a bit more and control a bit less today? That will involve risk. Are we willing to take it?
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