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Monday, October 15, 2018

2018.10.15 Hopewell @Home ▫ Genesis 1:9-13

Questions for Littles: Who told the waters under the heavens to be gathered together into one place (v9)? What would appear when they did? Who called to the dry land with its new name (v10)? What did He call it? Who called to the gathering together of the waters with their new name? What did He call it? What did God see about the earth and the seas? What command does God give about the earth in v11? What did God command that the herb/plant would yield/produce? What kind of seed would it produce? What did God command that the fruit tree would yield? What would be in the fruit? What kind of fruit and seed would a fruit tree produce? What did the earth bring forth in v12? How much time passes between v11 and v12? What did God see about the three types of things that the earth brought forth? Then what two things happened (v13)? And what did this conclude?
From the Scripture for this week’s sermon, we learned that God puts His creation in a position to thrive as well as giving it the power to thrive.

We know that this doesn’t mean that the creatures are left to themselves and their own power. Scripture tells us that God upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). God works all things according to the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11).

So, why does God create means for His creatures to thrive? Why not just make things happen immediately and miraculously?

Our God reveals Himself as One who delights in creating means to an end, and then blessing those means to that end. He has appointed means, and He honors them.

What are God’s means for your physical health? We trust in God for physical health—yes, by praying for it, but also by eating well and exercising and sleeping properly, etc.

What are God’s means for your spiritual growth? We trust in God for spiritual health—yes, by praying for it, but also by reading His Word daily, and praying according to His Word, and by keeping the Lord’s Day with its public and private exercises of worship.

God appoints means, and He honors them. What are His means for saving and growing your children? What are His means for growing His church?
Why isn’t it “trusting” God to “let go and let God”? What IS trusting in God?
Suggested Songs: ARP23B “The Lord’s My Shepherd” or TPH23B “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

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