Saturday, March 16, 2013

Creation and the Gospel│Lesson 12, March 16-22



Memory Text: “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV)


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


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In the biblical account, Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, without any moral defect. But they did have free will, a prerequisite for them to be able to love. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they fell under Satan’s power (see Heb. 2:14), an act that brought the whole world under the enemy’s power, as well. Jesus, though, came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and free us from his power. He did this by dying in our place and offering us life. On the cross, Jesus became sin for us (2 Cor. 5:21) and experienced the separation from His Father that sin causes. By His death, Jesus restored the relationship between God and humanity that had been broken by the sin of Adam and Eve. 
All these points are logically linked to the Creation story. Creation comes into the picture again as the power of the Creator God is exercised to create a new heart in His children (2 Cor. 5:17), renewing the image of God within us and restoring our relationship with Him ...  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

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