Intro: unity 1. United nations many nations from Noah structure and pattern 2. United against God united with technology significance and security God’s judgement – confusion 3. United by God can humanity ever be restored? the reversal of Babel’s curse racism and gospel unity significance and security unity and the future
Intro: big clean up 1. Don’t we need another flood? Deja vu all over again Naked shame Prophecy and history 2. Wasn’t the flood about New Creation? Promises despite sin Dominion? Provisions for sin The purpose of the flood? 3. Is that a rash promise? Covenant and sign Judgement? 4. A New Creation Promised by…
Intro: where is justice when you need it? biblical context historical context 1. Reasons for the flood other flood stories to blot out wickedness to save Noah 2. The hero of the story other flood stories Noah? God 3. A new beginning 4. Living righteously in a hostile world 1 Peter 3:20-22 Hebrews 11:1-2 7…
Intro: Freedom 1. A dead end with Cain Cain and Abel crime and punishment Cain’s descendants really free? 2. A new beginning in Seth positive signs genealogy tip #1: connecting genealogy tip #2: pattern breaks 3. Searching for a saviour where do the genealogies take us? blood that speaks a better word living your freedom
Intro: Why isn’t life always beautiful? 1. Creation: the opportunity to enjoy God’s best 2. Sin: God, that’s not your best the serpent and God’s word the knowledge of good and evil moral autonomy 3. Does it get any better? alienation judgement 4. Can we hope for God’s best again? glimmers of hope the serpent…
Intro: The debate 1. The Foundation (Genesis 2:18-25) 2. Marriage and Unity (Matthew 19:1-12, Mark 10:1-12) 3. Sex and Unity (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) 4. Marriage models a bigger Unity (Ephesians 5:22-33) 5. Love your neighbour
Intro: Dogs? 1. Reading carefully again The formula The day What is Genesis 2? 2. The Paradise The beginning The garden Rest A problem 3. Humanity The man The animals The woman The picture 4. Learning from Genesis 2 Trajectory? Humanity or environment? Dusty? Future?
Intro: where did I come from? 1. Created as the pinnacle of God’s creation Patterns and broken patterns Science Philosophical worldviews 2. Created in the image of God Let us Male and female To fill and have dominion 3. The fulfilment of human destiny But we see him Fulfilled identity Secondary identity signifiers
Intro: purpose? Reading carefully 1. Introducing the Creator and his creation The heading Order from chaos Things we are not told 2. The Creator creates By separating By filling 3. The purpose of creation Trajectory Beyond Eden Beyond the creation A relationship
Unfortunately, this talk is unavailable due to difficulties with recording. You can listen to a very similar talk that Dominic gave here: http://www.villagechurch.com.au/sermons/what-does-good-friday-mean-to-me-mark-1521-47/?player=video We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you see Jesus for who he truly is through the gospel of Mark.