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
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1. Liar? Lunatic? Legend? Lord? 2. “The sort of things Jesus said” Mark 1:40-45, 3:12, 5:43, 7:36 Mark 8:30-31 Mark 9:9-10 Mark 9:31 Mark 10:34 Mark 14:3-9 Mark 14: 27-38 Mark 14:65-72 3. It all hangs on whether Jesus rose from the dead Devotion Anxiety Amazement and alarm Trembling, astonishment and fear 4. So who…
1. Struggling to understand 2. The mission’s fruit a curious crowd a shepherdless crowd 3. The feeding miracle a common problem an uncommon solution 4. The walking miracle the revelation of Jesus the confusion of the disciples 5. The healing miracle growing recognition continued power 6. Understanding now understanding human need understanding compassion understanding Jesus
1. When people are fearful 2. Jesus & the storm the disciples’ first fear the bizarre encounter the disciples’ new fear 3. Jesus & the man with many demons the oppressed man and his community the bizarre encounter the liberated man and his community 4. When people are fearful of Jesus seeing him for who…
Intro: Awkward! 1. Who is Jesus? Strange answers The Christ King Our human problem Silence 2. Take up your Cross Deny yourself Follow Jesus 3. Why Mission?