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God's Greates Invention Graphic

Attention Funnel: Backyard Inventions

Introduction:

  • Every great invention starts as an idea in someone’s mind that eventually gets worked out into a specific design.
  • The creation of this world and humanity is no different.
    • It has not come about by random chance and accident.
    • It has not come about simply as a result of blind forces that moved matter over time.
    • It has come about because it was God’s idea.
  • This is what we see in Genesis 1:1… “In the beginning, God…
    • God was there in the beginning and it was entirely his idea to create the world along with humans.
  • We have become very confused on what it means to be a man and a woman.
    • Part of our culture says essentially, “Gender doesn’t define you, rather you define your gender… effectively erasing the differences of men and women.”
    • While other parts of our culture are full of unhelpful stereotypes… “Men are tough, love football, don’t cry, have lots of sex, pee standing up, and can spit further than anyone else.”
    • “Women are weak, overly dramatic, do what men want them to do, and are valued by their appearance.”
  • If we want any sort of clarity on what it truly means to be a man or a woman, we need to go back to the beginning. We need to see that the creator gets to define what it means to be a man and a woman.

 Big Idea: God gets to define what it means to be man and woman.

Passage: Genesis 1:1; 26-31

Main Points: 

  • Every human has equal value and dignity.
  • We have a specific role to play.
  • Our gender is key part of that role.
  • God’s design is what’s best for us.
  • Jesus came to restore broken people.

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