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Genesis1 11 jly2ck


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  1. 1. Berkeley FAT Sheep Family Every Tuesday 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. North Berkeley Community Center 1901 Hearst Ave. Berkeley 1
  2. 2. Berkeley FAT Sheep Family 09/17/2013 Joe Lorencz, 舅老爺 Dr. Chi Kao 肥羊之家 高吉 管家婆 The Purpose of God the Creator in the First Book of the Bible 2
  3. 3. Intimate Companionship Broken Redeem Reconcile The Theme of “the Book”: Relationship 3
  4. 4. What’s the Problem What’s the Solution Background 4
  5. 5. In the beginning, God …. Absolutely, unique and wonderfully hopeful view of creation by a single all-powerful good Creator God. The height of this Creation was humanity – both male and female made in God's image with a spirit, (soul) and capabilities for free will, relationships, love, justice, creativity, …, etc. Genesis 5
  6. 6. Marriage, sexual union, separation from parents were all part of the designer's plan, not parental interference in the children's family life. This God is eternally self-existent and the wise and powerful creator of everything that exists visible and invisible. He is not simple but complex. Genesis uses language which indicates some kind of plurality within him. (Let us make man in our image) 6
  7. 7. The first humans failed to trust their Creator fully even though they had intimate daily fellowship with Him. They believed the words of another creature, ate what was forbidden and were subjected to the bad consequences of their actions. This distrust became a kind of spiritual disease (sin) which spread to all humans. 7
  8. 8. Sin lead to separation from intimate relationship with the Creator, domination, suffering, and death. God did not give up on humanity but put a rescue plan in motion that he had planned from before the Creation of the world. (Eph 1:4, Rev. 13:8, I Pet 1:20). He allowed people to still have a relationship with Him if they chose based on some future action of God. (the defeat of the serpent by the woman's offspring) Genesis 3:15, 3:21, 4:4- 8
  9. 9. Human depravity became so bad God destroyed all but one family of 8 with a universal flood. He started over with the offspring of that family, but soon terrible evil was planned – the construction of a tower to reach heaven showing the arrogance of human sinful pride. 9
  10. 10. Finally God started with one person, Abram and his wife Sarai, to begin to develop a special people among all earth's population who would learn much more specific information and follow God more closely. Yet God did not destroy them but scattered them across the earth which led to the development of numerous cultures and languages with a common past. 10