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The Eyes of Adam (2 of 3)
Series: First Person
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• 1 Cor. 15:45, 47 (NIV)
1. THE PURPOSE: I WAS MADE TO LOVE GOD
• Gen. 1:27 (NIV)
• Matt. 22:37, 38 (NIV)
The Problem: I'm an imperfect person
• Rom. 3:23 (NIV)
The Practice: Surrender to Christ's forgiveness and control
• Rom. 5:18, 19 (Ph)
We are in a series that I am calling First Person as we are sort of getting inside the hearts and minds of Bible characters to see life from their perspective. Today I'm going to put myself in the place of the original first person, the first person God ever created, Adam, because I think there is so much we can learn about ourselves from the first person God made. In fact we can answer some of the deepest questions in life like, what on earth am I here for? Why did God create human beings in the first place? Do I really have a purpose in life? Right now let's take a look at what God wants to do in our lives by listening to the voice of Adam.
As the original first person that God created I just want to say that it's great to be here among family. Whether you like it or not we are all related you know. Some of you dread the holidays every year because you have to see that relative that may be just a little bit odd. Maybe it's an obnoxious cousin or crazy uncle whose elevator doesn't go all the way to the top and you are just glad that you only have to see them once a year and you only have one or two weird relatives. But the truth is you've got a lot more than one or two because we are all related. The human race is just one big family. But, as you know, the human race is also one big dysfunctional family and I have to admit that also started with me. Oh, I like to say it all started with this apple, but the truth is, the pain and the troubles and the sorrow that we experience in the world today all started with my bad choice. We'll talk about the apple in a moment, first let's talk about me. My name means taken from the ground because my body came from the ground, but my life came from God. Genesis 2:7 says, "The Lord God formed me from the dust of the ground and breathed into my nostrils the breath of life." God breathed life into me, but not just physical life; He breathed into me something so much more important - spiritual life. Genesis 1:27 says, "God created me in His own image." We're created in the image of God. That means that God not only gave us a mind to think with and emotions to feel with and a personality to express, but He also gave us the ability to connect with Him with our spirit. Unlike the rest of God's creation, you were made with a capacity to have a relationship with the God who made you. I soon realized this was the most important thing in my life.