God is The God of Everything Lesson 2

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Look at the pic above.  Write down 5 things that God is the God of in your life...

Review:  Remember last week?
1.  What does it mean to have a certain life perspective?

 

It is the interpretive “lenses” we use for understanding what we believe is real.

 

2.  What is a Biblical worldview? Christians we have a Biblical perspective which is an eternal perspective.

 

Students write down the blue questions and the red answers.

1.  What is the "ultimate question" concerning God?   Is God really omnipotent?

2. Is God the God of Everything? 
Ephesians 4:5 & 6;
…one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

3.  Is God the God of Sceince, politics, Art? Yes

 

4.  Do science and scripture agree? They can.

B To answer this question we must consider two main categories of science 

1. Operational- deals with testing and verifying ideas in the present and leads to the production of useful products like computers, cars, and satellites

2. Historical (origins) science involves interpreting evidence from past and includes the models of evolution and special creation…. Since no one was there to witness the past (except God), we must interpret it based on a set of starting assumptions. Creationist and evolutionist have the same evidence to work with, they just interpret it within a different framework

C Scripture reflects observable science/ but we must always remember that God can override the natural with the supernatural

D Historical science is one’s theory on how life came to be without having actually been there.

5.  Who was there in the beginning?  God

Romans 11:36  For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

1. No one today was there to witness evolution…

a.  there is no genuine evidence of a species evolving into an entirely different kind of species.

b. There are variations and adaptations of species but there is not evidence of any species evolving into an entirely different kind of species

c. furthermore if we evolved from monkey, then why are there still monkeys? Shouldn’t they all be humans??? Just a thought

d. evolution is not an observable science… it is a historical assumption that many scientists try desperately to prove through observable science

2. No human on earth today was there to witness creation…

a. We by faith trust the Biblical truth of the origins of man

b. Other nations’ historical records confirm Biblical history

c. There is genuine observable evidence of Biblical history

1. Great websites to visit with questions are creation.com

2. Answersingenesis.com

d. Scientist who fight to defend or prove evolution are making connections based on faith that evolution is our historical origins/ evolution is not an observable science

e. In a similar manner, we must have faith that the Bible is truth and that as we seek to understand scripture and observable science those genuine connection will be there. But we must keep in mind that God is also supernatural and His supernatural ability can override nature.

Read the Introduction:  Some have pointed out that we've erred in thinking our worldview only matters for the worship or morality (the sacred)  but not for science, politics, art, or economics (the secular)

Seed thought:  A lot of people  know how to be "good Christians" on Sundays but have no idea how they should live Monday -Saturday.   In other words do the everyday parts of our lives, eating, working, resting, shopping, playing, and being entertained.... what do they have to do with our faith?

There should be no divide we should lives our lives as Christian witnesses everyday, all day, 24/7.

Big Question:  How would someone live differently if they didn't believe in the "the sacred / secular divide?" pray before meals, stand up for what's right, be a good citizen, be led by the spirit of God, reach out to others with the love of God.

    Why do we need to know that God is the God of Everything?

1.  To let others know what is our perspective.

2.  Helps to guide others toward heaven

3.  then we begin to make the right decisions and form the appropriate responses to questions on abortion, same-sex marriage, cloning, stem-cell research and even media choices. Because, in the end, it is our decisions and actions that reveal what we really believe.

 

Small Group Discussion

What part of this lesson stood out to you the most? And Why?

Would someone like an example from their life on how they allow the truth of God’s word to shine in their lives around people who don’t know Christ?

Without trying to change the standards in God’s word, Is there a way to be honest and open about your faith without being obnoxious or pushing people away?

How do we handle a situation in which someone does not believe the truth from God’s word? Should we argue with them and try to convince them? Or should we agree to disagree for the time being and focus on showing them love of God until they are ready to listen to the truth?

What are some ways we can naturally integrate God into our daily life ( relationships, studies, leisure time etc)?