Made In The Image of God part two

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GOD’S PLAN FOR MANKIND WAS FOR HIS SON JESUS CHRIST

Charles E. Whisnant

Rivers of Joy Baptist Church

August 26, 2009

THE CREATION OF MAN AND WOMAN IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

 

Genesis 1:26 – 7, 2:7,  5:1, Isaiah 42:12, Job 33: and Deut. 4:32.

 

God brought man into existence in His immense
complexity instantaneously, created Adam full grown, as He also did Eve.

The point only man could have become human. No sea
mammal, no reptile, no monkey, no ape, no gorilla.  No creature could become a man.

God created man “in the image of God.”  Which is
to say man’s unique identity

·        
The part of man that cannot be reduced
to genetics

·        
This is that mysterious spiritual part
of man that can’t be put into a test tube.

There
is a major shift in tone beginning in Genesis 1:26-17.

·        
“Let us make man in our image, according
to our likeness.

·        
God has never spoken in a plural form.

·        
Before this verse, God had no personal
relationship with what He had created.

·        
Dogs, cats, animals have no relationship
with God in any personal way. Only man.

Here God becomes personal and He begins to speak in
relational terms.

WE
ARE INTRODUCED TO THE TRINITY
. Here is an executive
divine committee.

We are introduced to a RELATIONSHIP. There is going
to be communicating with others.

            Psalms
2:7, Hebrews 1, Psa 45.7, Psalms 110:1, Isaiah 48:16

 

GOD HAD A DIVINE
PURPOSE BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN AND THAT DIVINE PURPOSE WAS TO…TO TAKE A BRIDE,
AS IT WERE, FOR HIS SON, THAT GOD THE FATHER DESIRED TO GIVE TO HIS SON AN
EXPRESSION OF LOVE IN A BRIDE THAT WOULD BE A REDEEMED HUMANITY TO BE GIVEN TO
HIS SON TO LOVE AND ADORE, AND PRAISE AND GLORIFY HIS FOR EVER.

·        
I Peter 1:20, Titus 1:1-2, Before
day one God had already planned the gospel.

o  
God promised that He would choose some,  

o  
That He would  give them the gift faith,

o  
That He would give them the
understanding of the truth,

o  
That He would bring into being in them
godliness,

o  
That He would grant them eternal life.

So to whom did God make
a promise of salvation before time began?

·        
2 Timothy 1:8-10.  God was going to redeem some creatures by
means of Christ Jesus. By means of an incarnation. And the necessity of
sacrifice for sin.

·        
The plan was there going to be a
redeemed humanity who would be created and redeemed, brought to glory by means
of the incarnation and the sacrifice of the second member of the trinity.

·        
Also the third member of the trinity
would be involved in this plan.  The Holy
Spirit would convict their hearts of sin and righteousness and judgment, who
would illuminate their minds to understand the truth, who would regenerate them
and grant them the new birth.



·        
Ephesians 1:3. 4. 

·        
John 17

·        
John 6

·        
Philippians 3

·        
I Corinthians 15

·        
Revelation 13, 17



           

And
as a foot note:  Everything else is
impersonal with God. All things but man will perish.

Everything
was created to make available a world for man which would cause man to praise
and thank and glorify God and put God’s amazing power  on view and God’s wisdom on demonstration and
God’s intelligence on display.

IN THE CREATION OF MAN YOU HAVE FOUR FEATURES ABOUT MAN


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About Charles e Whisnant

Youth Pastor since 1964.Pastor/Teacher 1971-74, 1980-2001, 2008-2015. Seminary, College, On line training, 50 years of study. A student of of the Bible. Expositional in my teaching. Married for 45 years. Four children and three granddaughter. Currently pastor - teacher in Minford, Ohio. No published books. No TV program. Favorite preachers Spurgeon, Calvin, MacArthur, Lloyd-Jones, Packer, Edwards, Baxter, Puritans.
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