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Commands of Christ: "If you love me, keep my commandments"
Genesis: beginnings

Elkmont Baptist Church

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Genesis
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"If you love me, keep my commandments."
Our next study series in Sunday School will be on the Book of Genesis. The world calls this book a myth because they can't verify many of the events and characters in the book (and that's when they are being nice!). But what will we find?
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  1. Many Bible "mega themes" are started in Genesis - such as how God created the universe and the earth and in what order - and why. We are introduced to sin and man's disobedience to God as well as God's promise to send a Savior. And many more!
  2. We will be introduced to many important truths that God wants us to understand: our need for modesty and clothing, God's instruction for marriage, the important of family, the concept of covenants, the consequences of sin, and others.
  3. We will learn about the pre-flood world and the post-flood worlds and all of the changes that occurred and how they have affected us.
  4. We will examine a large number of evidences that not only point to proof that the world-wide flood known as Noah's Flood did indeed occur, but evidences that also point to a young earth.
  5. Questions will be answered like:
Genesis means "Beginnings." One of the discoveries we will find very early in the book is that Jesus Christ Himself was deeply involved in the creation, and that the name of God used in Genesis is Elohim, a plural name (three or more in Hebrew) and yet meaning a single entity (can you say Trinity?). We hope you will join us for this adventure!
Special Wednesday Night Study:
Daniel
Daniel is considered the key to all end time prophecy, indeed, prophecy in general in the Bible. Attacked by critics for years as having been written by others who lived much later than Daniel but verified by Jesus Himself, Daniel has rich insights for those who study it. Inspired by God using a godly man of whom no negative statement is made, Daniel's dreams and visions will provide an important guideline to the Bible student not just for prophecy, but how to live under a tyrannical government, deal with personal attacks, and respond to evil, as well as spiritual insights that apply to us today in the world we currently live in. Join us as we study this short but very important book!
Daniel: key to prophesy and guide to living in this world
The Christian church in America today is focused and centered on "praise and worship" and have in many cases left off the more important areas of the Christian walk. No one would argue that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. No one would disagree that we need to worship Him. But the church has forgotten what true worship is and what true worship entails. Worship includes service and includes the attitude of humbly prostrating ourselves before Him. When is the last time you saw that at church?
How then do we serve Him? How then do we even know how to start? Romans 12:1 says: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is
your reasonable service." Service is a Greek word that can also be interpreted as worship (Strong's G2999). So serving Him is simply just our "reasonable worship."
Then Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). But what are His commandments, and does keeping His commandments equate to true worship and serving? We will be exploring the many (nearly 50) different commands (a Greek word that means injunction, commandment, precept (Strong's G1785)) and how they relate to worship and serving. Does it seem reasonable for us to know what our Lord, Savior, and Master-Rabbi expects from us? Yes! We will for the next few months explore these various commands and how we may "keep" them (Keep - a Greek word that means to guard, to observe, to respect, to study, to value (Strong's G5083)).
Come join us as we "get back to basics" and study the very words of the Master and learn what He actually expects of us.