Life Question - Who am I?

03 Feb, 2015

Sermon Notes


Life Question - Who am I?
Psalm 8; Gen. 1-2; Hebr. 2

Who or what are we?
Humans are viewed as:
1. Animals
2. Machines
3. Sensual beings
4. Pawns
5. Free spirits.

In contrast, consider the Bible’s core teachings regarding our identity.

I. Creation: We are the apex of God’s direct creation – Gen. 1:26-27, 2:7, Psalm 8:4
A. God gave man dignity – Genesis 1: 27
B. God gave man dominion -  Genesis 1:26
C. God gave man distinction – Genesis 2:7

II. Corruption: We are the offspring of a fallen race – Gen. 3, Romans 5:12
A. The immediate loss of intimacy with God – Gen. 3:8
B. The daily struggle with pain, temptation, guilt and sin – Gen. 3:16-17
C. The progressive death of the body – Gen. 5:5
D. The ultimate eternal separation from God – Gen. 3:22

III. Compassion: We are the object of God’s relentless love – Rom. 5:8, John 3:16
A. God’s longsuffering pursuit of man.
B. God’s visitation of humanity – the incarnation.
C. God’s sacrifice of His Son – the cross.
D. God’s offer of grace.

IV. Consummation: We are eternal souls who will face our Maker – 2 Cor. 5:10, Rev. 20