The Bible on the Environment (November 19, 2023)
Unit Theme: The Bible and Today’s Issues
November 19, 2023 (Lesson 12)
THE BIBLE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
- The Environment Is God’s Creation (Colossians 1:15-17; Proverbs 3:19-20; Luke 12:22-31)
- Christians Must Steward Creation (Genesis 1:26-30; Psalm 8:1-9)
- God Will Redeem Creation (Romans 8:18-25; Isaiah 11:5-9; Revelation 22:1-5)
Central Truth: Christians must be faithful stewards of God’s creation.
Focus: Appreciate and steward faithfully our God-given world.
Evangelism Emphasis: Caring for God’s earthly creation testifies of our faithfulness to our Creator.
Golden Text: “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:9)
- Human Dominion Over Creation (Genesis 1:26-30)
- The Earth Is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1-10)
- W. God Knows His Creation (Psalm 50:7-12)
- Jesus at Creation (John 1:1-5)
- People Set Over God’s Works (Hebrews 2:6-8)
- Destroying the Earth’s Destroyers (Revelation 11:15-18)