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Sermon Review | Sunday, Sept 20
Origins: The Design for Humanity: Relationships and Responsibilities | Genesis 2:15-25
Use this review as a means for digging deeper into these verses and growing in your understanding of God’s Word this week. Here’s a few tips:
Begin by reading Genesis 2:15-25.
As we continue to look at God’s design for humanity, we further see the significance of being created in God’s image and what this entails. We were made for relationships and have certain responsibilities to carry out.
Verses 15, 19-20 show us how we are designed to relate to God’s created world. God has created and produced a good world for us to live in. Therefore, as his image bearers, he has designed us to create and produce good things from his good world, filling the earth with his glory and image. We are called to do this in our everyday lives, especially in our realms of influence and work.
In what ways are you helping to build a God-glorifying human society? How can you better use your abilities and worklife to produce good for the glory of God and the betterment of your fellow humans?
Verses 16-17 shows us how our relationship to God should be characterized in three ways: satisfaction, dependence, and faithfulness.
In what ways are you reaching for something besides God for your inner peace and joy? How can you better express your dependence on God? What’s one step you can take this week to be more faithful and obedient to God’s commands?
Verses 18-25 show us the importance of our relationship to other humans. It is not good for us to try to do life independently without other Christians. The first and most important human relationship God created was a marriage. This would become the foundational building block for all of society.
How are you seeking to live in Christian community with others? Are you involved with a Community Group at Kernan? Why or why not?
If you are married, what is one thing you can do this week to spend time with your spouse and thank them for their companionship?
Thank God for creating us in his image and giving us good relationships and good responsibilities. Thank Jesus for bringing us into a personal relationship with God. Ask him to give you opportunities to further develop your relationships and fulfill your responsibilities for his glory and the good of others.
For further study: read Ephesians 5:31-32 and Revelation 19:6-8