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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Big Idea Study with Nunawading Adventist Youth

Last night I did a Big Idea Bible Study with a youth group from the Nunawading Adventist Church.

We explored Genesis 1:26-27 together, then I had to leave for another meeting and they continued looking at three other passages in three small groups. I'm looking forward to finding out how the rest of the study went. Knowing the :!?... bible study format, it should have worked great!

Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

! Rule
? How far does the ruling go?
. Everything we can see
. Earth
. As far as we can go without stepping on God’s toes

! God created Male and Female in His image
? Who is more like God?
. Man (said by a boy)
. Women (said by a girl) because they are forgiving and soft hearted
. Humans (as compared to the rest of creation)

! We were created “In His Image”
? What sort of image?
. Loving
. We make choices
. We are creative
. We are sentient (we can reason)

! We are superior to the animals
? What does it mean to rule animals?
. Be fair
. Don’t hurt them
. We are more important
. Take care of them

! Let “US” make man
? Who made man? (Who is God - this “US”?)
. Trinity