Element Christian Church
NRABV* - Four: Creation
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  • Element Christian Church
    4890 Bethany Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
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This week's song list
Interested in looking for some of the songs we sang this week? Here's the titles and original artists:

King of Glory - Chris Tomlin
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/Tis' So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - David Crowder Band
To Know You - Citizens
Jesus' Name - Ryan Delmore
Future/Past - John Mark McMillan
King of My Heart - John Mark McMillan
Never Read A Bible Verse*
*without context

Week Four: Creation

What is God’s aim in telling the creation narrative the way He does? It is correcting the understanding of His people, so they know that there is ONE TRUE GOD who made everything. God telling the story in Genesis makes some important distinctions from the other stories His people may have been indoctrinated to in Egypt. Other creation stories all portray the gods as violent deities who fight with each other; they don’t care about human beings at all. Genesis tells of a God who is entirely unlike any other gods:

1. There is ONE single God who has made relational promises to be with His people.

2. The God in the Genesis narrative doesn’t need ANYONE ELSE to help in creation.

3. God creates mankind in His IMAGE, meaning they have dignity and worth. He doesn’t NEED us to provide for Him, He provides for us.

4. The God of ALL creation entrusted His image bearers with the task of caring for the creation rather than creating them to serve His whims.
Discussion Starters

• What is your view of creation?

• What is it we need to know from Genesis 1:1?

• Why do we spend so much time trying to figure out the unknowable from this verse?

• Why does God make every human being in His image?

• How should this truth fundamentally and radically change how we view every other person?

• How do you need to repent for not seeing God’s image in somebody else?

• How can we learn and grow in trust/faith from what Genesis says, even if our culture doesn’t understand?

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