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09/05/2012 – “The Creation Stage” VIII – The Grace of God

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY

THE BIBLE STUDY SERIES

The Chronological Method of Bible Study

 


Tuesday in the Truth

September 4, 2012

 

The Creation Stage IX

(God’s Redemptive Attributes -Grace)

 

Wednesday in the Word

September 5, 2012

The Creation Stage VIII

(The Grace of God)

 

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. The word of God has power to change circumstances, situations, and conditions.
    1. II Corinthians 4:16-18
      1. God has prepared some things [healing, prosperity, wealth] for us that we cannot see in the natural realm.
      2. We look at things not seen in this dimension with the word of God.
      3. In other words, our natural eyes and senses cannot detect things in the spiritual realm.
      4. A revelation of the Word in our human spirit is how we are able to see those things that God has already prepared.  (Scripture reference – I Corinthians 2:9-10)
      5. Faith in the Word makes the transfer from the spiritual realm to the natural realm.
      6. It is through the Bible that you will be able to visit the potential of your future; otherwise you are limited to the present.
      7. Temporary things are always subject to change.
      8. Nothing that you are facing has to be permanent; yet God’s will for your life is not automatic.
      9. Christians can be characterized as either a thermometer – only reading the atmosphere but not changing it, or a thermostat – correcting and bringing the atmosphere in line with what you desire.

 

  1.          I.            The redemptive qualities of God
    1. After man sinned, we were introduced to God’s redemptive attributes of holiness and grace.
      1. Redeem – to take back to a place before damage, destruction [and death]; original intended purpose.
      2. Man was intended to operate in the Garden of Eden.
      3. God sent His son to redeem us back to the Garden of Eden.
    2. Holiness is how God deals with sin.
      1. God dealt with sin lovingly and with a sense of justice.
      2. Five-fold judgment  on sin
        1. The man – Genesis 3:17
        2. The woman – Genesis 3:16
        3. Nature – Genesis 3:18
        4. The serpent – Genesis 3:14
        5. The devil – Genesis 3:15
      3. It was prophesied that Christ was coming to place enmity between the woman and Satan.
        1. Cain killed his brother Abel in an attempt to find God’s righteous seed.
        2. Satan has no revelation knowledge.  We tip the devil off with our negative words.
        3. Confessing the word of God diverts Satan.
        4. The vocabulary of the believer is the word of God.
    3. The grace of God
      1. God used grace to seek out Adam – Genesis 3:9
        1. To be redemptive in our nature, as believers, we are to extend ourselves to those who have wronged us.
        2. The Bible is a record of God’s reach to man.
        3. Our spiritual condition before God is a result of the grace of God.
        4. Grace is the favor of God; God’s advantage; the ability of God.
          1. St. Luke 2:40
          2. Acts 11:23
          3. I Corinthians 15:10
      2. God promised a Savior – Genesis 3:15
        1. St. Luke 19:10
      3. God made coats of skin and clothed them – Genesis 3:21
        1. The innocent was sacrificed for the guilty.
        2. Jesus sinless blood covers our sins.
          1. Isaiah 53:5-6
          2. I Peter 3:18
          3. Isaiah 64:6
      4. God removed Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden – Genesis 3:24
        1. When Adam and Eve sinned, they broke the contract with God for eternal life and provision.  Their expulsion was an act of God’s mercy.
        2. God removed them from the Garden until He could redeem them.
        3. The word of God connects you with the same tree in the Garden of Eden.  (Scripture reference – Proverbs 11:30)
  2.         II.            Genesis 4
    1. Vestiges (consequences, leftovers) from man’s rebellion
      1. There are consequences to sin and you will have the natural consequences that come with sin.
      2. Jesus died for all sins – past, present and future.
      3. When you accept Jesus as Lord, His grace covers the sin [act] and consequences when you apply the word of God.
    2. Four ways man came into being:
      1. Adam was created without father or mother
      2. Eve had God as Father but no mother
      3. Jesus Christ is born without a father
      4. All others have both father and mother
    3. Generational consequences of sin
      1. Cain became the first murderer and human liar as a result of his parents’ sins.
      2. In other words, the sins of the parents can come on their children.
      3. Because of the parents, Cain was driven from the blessing and presence of God.  This is why relationships are so vital.
      4. We must be sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to us concerning all relationships.
      5. The voice of the Holy Spirit sounds like peace in your spirit.  (Scripture reference – Colossians 3:15, AMP)

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries