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11/07/12 – “Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1-11” V – God Cares

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY

THE BIBLE STUDY SERIES

The Chronological Method of Bible Study

 


Tuesday in the Truth

November 6, 2012

 

Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1 – 11, V

(God Cares)

 

Wednesday in the Word

November 7, 2012

Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1 – 11, V

(God Cares)

 

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. I Peter 5:7, KJV & AMP
  2. Philippians 4:6, KJV & AMP
    1. God’s care makes Him a providential God.
    2. God governs every aspect of human existence and destiny.  He planned for our success in eternity past.
    3. There are no worries or anxieties on the path to prearranged good life. God has already worked out in eternity past a solution for every problem you will face.
    4. We have anxiety and care to the degree that we acknowledge God (carry out His instructions in His word) to direct our path.
    5. God’s care for us is specific and detailed – St. Matthew 10:30

 

REVIEW

  1. God has finished everything every man will ever need to make his life complete.  We must use our faith to release what He has already provided for us.
  2. Because God has gifted the earth to man, He counts on His partners (co-laborers) to choose the right path that leads to the good life.
    1. I Corinthians 3:9
    2. Psalm 115:16
    3. Ephesians 2:10, KJV & AMP
    4. Proverbs 3:5-6
    5. Proverbs 4:18
    6. St. John 10:10, KJV & AMP
  3. Providence defined further…
    1. Sovereign, divine superintendence of all things guiding them toward their divinely predetermined end in a way that is consistent with their created nature
    2. Benevolent control of all things
    3. Bringing to past [in time] sovereignly, absolutely and perfectly what He purposed in eternity
      1. The life of Joseph illustrates perfectly the providence of God.
      2. God revealed to Joseph in a dream what He and Jesus had already worked out for his life.
  4. Romans 8:28-29
    1. All things must be known by God beforehand if they are to work together.  If that’s not true who is the worker that works all things together.
    2. Foreknow – to have the knowledge of beforehand; in front of time
    3. Predestined – not choosing man’s destiny for him because that would not be freedom.  Predestined is knowing what man would chose before the man arrives on the scene; to decree from eternity; to appoint the arrangement of beforehand

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Acts 15:18
    1. Because God worked out every detail of your life, you have vision.  If He can give a vision, He has already provided the provision for the vision – St. Matthew 6:34.
    2. You must confess what God said to have the blessing.  “Poor mouthing” will not connect you to the blessing.
  2. Ephesians 3:8-9
  3. Colossians 1:15-18
  4. Hebrews 1:10
  5. Hebrews 11:3
  6. Ephesians 1:3-4
    1. God pronounced our lives blessed in eternity past.
    2. For example, Jesus was absolutely blessed before He was even born.
  7. Romans 11:2-4
    1. God had already appropriated some things that Elijah could not see.  God needed Elijah to agree with Him in the spiritual realm.

 

  1.          I.            Example of the providential care and foreknowledge of God
    1. Genesis 15:13-14
      1. After accepting Abram’s offering, God reveals to Abram His providence.
      2. Israel’s deliverance had already been arranged through the life of Joseph.
    2. St. Matthew 6:25-26
      1. God provides providential care for human life just as He has provided for and planned for [every] bird food and a nesting place.   God and Jesus mastermind every worm for food and every twig for nest building that every bird would need.
      2. God knows exactly how to connect you to His plan.  The fullness of time has to come for the exact plan of God to unfold.

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries