Hey guys, I put the wrong reading notes in the mini-daily bible journal that went out across the weekend. So here are some notes to help you prep for this weekend.
The series is GOD’S BIG PICTURE. We are tracing the storyline of the Bible and checking out what God’s Kingdom is at different points throughout. God’s Kingdom is: God’s People; in God’s Place; under God’s Rule + Blessing.
HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF LAST WEEK: The PATTERN of the Kingdom.
In the Garden of Eden we see the world as God designed it to be. God’s people, Adam and Eve, live in God’s place, the garden, under his rule as they submit to his word. And to be under God’s rule in the Bible is always to enjoy his blessing; it is the best way to live. God’s original creation shows us a model of his kingdom as it was meant to be.
Click below for some notes for this week on the PERISHED Kingdom.
READ Genesis 3
What is at the heart of Adam & Eve’s rebellion?
What are the consequences of their sin?
Do you think that God is fair? Why or why not?
READ Romans 3:10-12
How has Genesis 3 played out right throughout history?
READ Genesis 4
What do we learn about the spread of sin and death?
How is God kind to Cain?
What words do people use today instead of using the words “death” or “died”?
READ Genesis 5
What does this chapter teach us about the reality of death?
Are you confident of life after death? Where is your confidence?
READ Genesis 6-9
What does Gen 6:5 say about why God brought the flood?
How does the flood show that God is kind?
This week we have seen the way that the PATTERN of God’s Kingdom has been marred by sin.
READ Genesis 11
How are the events of Babel the final straw?
Spend time reflecting on this week. Thank God for Jesus and that in him we can be forgiven and reconciled both to God and each other [Eph 2].
Adam & Eve try to run life their own way without God. They are no longer God’s people because as they turn away from Him, He turns away from them. They are banished from God’s place, the garden. And they are no longer under God’s rule so they don’t enjoy his blessing. Instead they face God’s curse and judgment. BUT God, in his great love, is determined to restore his kingdom…