Creation to Christ...The God Story

The God 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 • 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: he attacks with temptation, accusation and deception • Sin is rebellion/disobedience • God gave death as the punishment for sin

Lesson Three - Sacrifice – The punishment for our sins requires a sacrifice for forgiveness. • Sacrifices in the Old Testament 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 asks us to repent and return to Him • 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/Fulfillment - Telling others about Jesus • When We Return to God We Receive New Life …………John 3:3-7, 15-17 • We Become God’s Friends and Co-Workers on Earth……John 15:13-16 • We Are Sent to Tell Others About Jesus …………………Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20

Truths to learn and obey from these Bible verses: • We are all called to go and make disciples, to baptize them, to teach them • We should gather people in simple churches to grow in Christ