God’s Story – Creation to Christ

Lesson One - Creation

There is one true God and He created all that is. He lives by His Holy Spirit in the hearts of true Christians who are born again.

  • God Created the Heavens and Earth………………… ……Genesis 1:1-24
  • God Created Man and Woman………………… …………Genesis 1:25-28

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses about creation:

  • God is the creator but not a spirit in the creation; He is personal and infinite
  • God created man and woman for three reasons: friendship with God, to love and care for each other, and to oversee creation and preach the good news of Jesus.

Lesson Two - Rebellion

We have all sinned against God through disobedience and rebellion. The penalty of our sin is death.

  • Rebellion in Heaven……………………………………..Revelation 12:7-9
  • Rebellion in Heaven……………………………………..Isaiah 14:12-15
  • Rebellion and Deception on Earth ……………………...Genesis 3:1-7
  • Guilt and Shame Separates God and Adam and Eve …...Genesis 3:3-13
  • Every Human Being Has Sinned, Sin is penalty of sin …Romans 3:23, 6:23
  • Our sin causes great sadness to God …………………….Genesis 6:5-6

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses about rebellion:

  • Satan is a liar and deceiver and will sometimes speak lies to people in dreams or through evil people
  • Sin is rebellion/disobedience
  • God gave death as the punishment for sin

Lesson Three - Sacrifice

The punishment for our sins requires a sacrifice for there to be forgiveness.

  • God Uses Sacrifices as a Picture of Jesus ………………. Genesis 22:1-14
  • The Sin Offering ………………………………………… Leviticus 4:1-3
  • Jesus Died So We Can Return to God …………………..Luke 23:21-34
  • Jesus’ Sacrifice Was Made One Time for All People ……Hebrews 10:12

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses about sacrifice:

  • The penalty for our sin is spiritual death
  • God has provided a way to escape the penalty of sin
  • Jesus is God’s sacrifice for our sins
  • There is no need for other sacrifices – Jesus is the sacrifice for all time for everyone

Lesson Four - Return to God

God provides a way for us to repent and return to Him

  • God Asked His People to Return to Him by Repenting of Sin ..Hosea 6:1-3, Isaiah 44:22, 55:7
  • The Lost Son Returns to His Father ……………………………Luke 15:11-20
  • There Are Two Things We Must Do to Return to God ………. John 1:12-13
  • Our Sins Are Forgiven When We Return to God ……………...1 John 1:9
  • We are Born Again and God’s Spirit Lives in Us…………….. John 3:6, Romans 8:14

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses about returning to God:

  • Returning to God is a way of acknowledging our need for forgiveness
  • Returning to God is an act of godly sorrow for our sin
  • Returning to God releases God’s forgiveness
  • When we return to God we become the children of God

Lesson Five – Commission

Telling others about Jesus

  • We Are Sent to Tell Others About Jesus …………………Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20
  • When We Return to God We Receive New Life …………John 3:3-7, 15-17
  • God’s Gift of Life and Forgiveness is by Grace ………….Ephesians 2:1-8
  • We Are Adopted As God’s Children……………………...Romans 8:15-17
  • When We Die We Will Go to Heaven by Grace ………… Revelation 5:9-10
  • We Become God’s Friends and Co-Workers on Earth……John 15:13-16

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses:

  • We have assurance of salvation because of what Jesus has done for us
  • We are sent by Jesus to tell others about Him