A Closer Look

Genesis 2:4-17

March 3, 2024

Elohim – a word rooted in the meanings of strength, power, and might; omnipotent Deity

Yahweh – speaks of intimacy, of a faithful, loving God; designates God as initiator of covenant

“Lord” speaks of the immanence or nearness of God

“God” speaks of the transcendence or greatness of God

A Closer Look

i. God Created Man Uniquely (vs. 7-8)

ii. God Provides for Man Generously (vs. 9-14)

iii. God Places Man Intentionally (vs. 8, 15)

iv. God Governs Man Graciously (vs. 9, 16-17)

More from Genesis

A World Gone Wrong

June 23, 2024

- The Corruption of Man (vs. 1-4) - The Response of the Lord (vs. 3, 5-8) Who are the “Sons of God”? - The angelic view – believes “the sons of God” refers to fallen angels who left their proper abode. - The royal view – believes “the sons of God” is a reference to wicked, tyrannical kings from the line of Cain. - The Sethite view – believes “the sons of God” are the descendants of righteous Seth. The Response of the Lord: - The Lord saw (v. 5) - The Lord was sorry (v. 6) - The Lord said (v. 7)

The Rise and Spread of a Godless Civilization

May 26, 2024

- Earthly Accomplishment is no Indication of God’s Approval - Distorting God’s Plan for Marriage and Family has always been a Major Part of Satan’s Plan - A Godless Culture cannot Dismantle the Promises of God Rosemary Hopcroft writes: “The evidence further suggests that polyamory is likely to leave a huge amount of personal chaos, misery, and family ruin in its wake.”

That Escalated Quickly

May 19, 2024

- Satan led Cain to murder by first of all making him uncontrollably angry. - Sin’s appetite will not be satisfied. It always wants more. - Sin causes us to lose sight of what is important; to lose sight of what is true. - Your sin doesn’t just affect you; it also affects those closest to you. i. The Progressive Nature of Sin ii. The Destructive Effects of Sin a. Sin desensitizes us b. Sin alienates us 1. Sin alienates us from others 2. Sin alienates us from God