The Great Reveal: Our Epic Journey Through Time, Space and Eternity – Part 13

In our last study we looked at the first test God gave humans.

“… but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” Genesis 3:6-7

It looks like a “fail” to me, but let’s see what God thought about the test.

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Teaching Notes: The Person – A Theology

Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in Genesis.

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The Great Reveal: Our Epic Journey Through Time, Space and Eternity – Part 11

In the last part of our study we learned about the “work” of God in creating “the heavens and the earth.” That work included God creating human beings in His “image” and “likeness.” When God finished creating He looked at what He had done and saw that it “was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)

If we stopped reading the Bible at the end of Genesis 1 and looked around at our neighborhood and community and watched an hour of the evening news, would we say that God’s creation “was very good?” I don’t think so.

What happened? If God is Almighty and All-Knowing, how could His eternal plan have gone so terribly wrong? It didn’t.

What we see in the world today is part of God’s eternal plan – a plan He chose “before time began, before the foundation of the world.”

Let’s go deeper into this plan to see what He chose to do and why.

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The Great Reveal: Our Epic Journey Through Time, Space and Eternity – Part 5

In our last study we looked at God’s Grand Plan designed in eternity. Each member of the Godhead played a vital role in the execution of the plan.

Here’s how we described it –

  • God the Father sends God the Son
  • God the Son sends God the Spirit
  • God the Spirit speaks of God the Son
  • God the Son glorifies God the Father

It is an exquisite completed circle where every member of the Godhead is demonstrating love to each other and to human beings they created.

So, how did God execute the plan? That’s where it gets a bit more complicated.

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The Great Reveal: Our Epic Journey Through Time, Space and Eternity – Part 2

How do we ask questions about eternity? We looked at eternity and infinity in the first part of our series and saw that it has no boundaries, no limitations. Time and space are not part of eternity and infinity. So, how do we form good questions about eternity and infinity?

We’ve all heard the phrase “eternity past,” but how can eternity have a past if it has no boundaries? Can we talk about eternity as past or future? Is it better to describe eternity as “always present” as in now? But how do we understand eternity as now when now doesn’t remain now because now becomes past as soon as we think of now?

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Teaching Notes: On Why We Love The Bible

Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

This study is about the importance of the Bible in a Christian’s life.

[These notes are from a Bible study taught more than 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]

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Teaching Notes: On The Enter-Rest Dynamic Of Prayer

I had the privilege of producing several Christian radio programs during the 1970s. God saved me from atheism when I worked in radio, so it was a wonderful opportunity to be involved in Christian radio for several years.

I began producing programs within months of becoming a Christian, so my work in Christian radio was primarily as a producer and announcer. I worked with several excellent Bible teachers and evangelists to produce their radio programs and schedule airplay on a network of stations in both North and South America.

I also had the opportunity to teach on the radio programs from time to time and these notes are from one of those programs.

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