Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 2:4-25 -- April 6th 2018

Living as God’s Appointed Ruler

Read Genesis 2:4-17

  1. How was the earth cared for initially? What reason does Moses give as to why God cares for it this way?
  2. How does God create man?
  3. How is the Garden described in this passage? What stands out about the description the Garden?
  4. Why does God place man in the Garden?

Application:

  1. What does this teach about the responsibilities of humanity in the world?
  2. What does this teach about man’s relationship to God?
  3. How should this affect the way we view creation? Our day-to-day lives?
  4. The New Testament teaches that Jesus is a new Adam. How does this passage help explain that idea?

Read Genesis 2:18-25

  1. What statement does God make about man?
  2. What did Adam do with all the creatures of the earth? What does this say about his relationship to them?
  3. How does God create a helper fit for him?
  4. How does the man respond to the gift of the woman?
  5. What significance does Moses draw at the end of this passage?

Application:

  1. Why (according to the text) were none of the animals sufficient helpers for the man?
  2. What does it mean that the woman is provided as a helper?
  3. What does the man’s response to the woman teach us?
  4. How does this passage apply to how we think about marriage? Why is the direction of leaving the man leaving his father and mother?
  5. How does this passage apply to those who are not married?
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Genesis 1:26-2:3 - March 23 2018

In his Image

Read Genesis 1:26-2:3

  1. How does God say he created man? What tasks or roles are involved in the way he creates us?
  2. Where does humanity stand in relation to the rest of the created world?
  3. What distinction does God provide within mankind?
  4. What does the Lord provide for mankind, according to this passage?
  5. How does God spend the seventh day? What is the result of his action on that day?

Application:

  1. What responsibilities should we understand humans to have in light of how we were created?
  2. What does this passage teach us about how we should think about creation?
  3. Both men and women are described as being created in God’s image (v.27). What is the significance of that? How should that affect the way we treat one another?
  4. Why might the fact that man is created in God’s image be important for the gospel?
  5. God rests on the seventh day and makes it holy. What pattern is God setting or teaching? What does it mean for that day to be holy? What is the importance of the seventh day in the Old Testament Law? What is its importance in the New Testament?

 

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