Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Creation Completed│Lesson 3, January 12-18



Read for This Week’s Study: Genesis 1, Ps. 8:3, Rom. 8:19-22, Lev. 11:14-22, Gen. 2:1-3, Mark 2:28.


Memory Text: “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work” (Genesis 2:2, NIV).

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Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church / Amazing Facts

Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris at the Forest Lake Adventist in Florida / HopeTV

Sabbath School University  / Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

This week’s lesson reviews the Bible’s brief description of the last three Creation days and the Sabbath rest. This description is found in Genesis 1:1-2:3, but numerous references to it exist in other parts of Scripture. One of the most striking aspects of the Creation account is its division into days of Creation. Why did He choose to make the seven-day time cycle that we call a week? Scripture does not tell us directly, but we can look for clues. Perhaps the most important clue is the Sabbath itself, which reserves a special time for communion between God and humanity. It may be that God established the week to provide a period of time suitable for ordinary work, yet with a regular period of time set aside as a reminder of our relationship to God (see Mark 2:28). This would help humans to remember that God is the true provider and that we are totally dependent upon Him. Whatever the reason, it is apparent that the Genesis Creation account reveals a Creation done with exceeding care and purpose. Nothing is left to chance ...  Read the entire Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide lesson



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► Author: L. James Gibson, Ph.D., is director of the Geoscience Research Institute, an institution directly affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church's headquarters and located in Loma Linda, California, United States. He is co-editor of the book "Understanding Creation" (Pacific Press, 2011). His major interests include historical biology and the relationship of creation and science. He has written several articles and chapter for a number of journals and books, has participated in numerous seminars on faith and science on six continents, and is editor of the journal Origins.

► Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide: ORIGINS. 
Standard Edition 1 st. Quarter 2013

• Editor: Clifford R. GoldsteinAssociate Editor: Soraya L. Homayouni / Publication Manager: Lea Alexander Greve / Editorial Assistant: Sharon Thomas-Crews / Pacific Press Coordinator: Wendy Marcum / Art Director and Illustrator: Lars Justinen / Concept Design: Dever Design

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