by Jim Perdue

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Made by God and for God (3 of 6)
Series: Origins
Jim Perdue
Genesis 1:26-31

*A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing as to which profession was older. ''Well,'' argued the doctor, ''without a physician mankind could not have survived, so I am sure that mine is the oldest profession.'' ''No,'' said the engineer, ''before life began there was complete chaos, and it took an engineer to create some semblance of order from this chaos. So engineering is older.'' ''But,'' chirped the triumphant politician, ''who created the chaos?''*

We were made by God. ''God made everything, in just the right way, for just the right reason to turn our hearts toward Him in worship.'' Romans 1:20 shows us that God created everything so that man might respond to Him in worship. READ Psalm 19:1

Explain…what we've seen in the rest of chapter 1. Not evolution, not many gods, but the simple account in Genesis presents us with the one and only God who alone created all things and is still in control of His creation.

*Each cell of the human body has up to 100,000 coded messages we call genes. If we were to try to write down all the directions contained in these genes, the words would fill the equivalent of ten thousand volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The complexity of the body is amazing. The more we learn about it, the more we are forced to agree with the psalmist, ''I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.''*

We were made for God. We see how we were made, through God's special creative act, but more importantly, we see why we were made. We were made for God. This gives us meaning, dignity and purpose.

Today, as we continue our series Origins and study Genesis 1:26-31, we see several implications to the understanding that we were made by God and for God. READ TEXT

This text answers so many important questions about life. It answers the questions: where did I come from? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Each of these questio ...

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