Creation to Christ – 28 Stories

This is one example of a Creation to Christ Discovery Set for groups moving from not knowing God to loving and committing to God. You will want to pray and work to adapt this to the worldview of those you are reaching.

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Creation to Christ – 28 Stories

The Creation of the World

  1. Creation of the world – Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 2:3
  2. Creation of man – Genesis 2:4-25

The Story of Sin – The Disobedience of Man

  1. The first sin and judgment – Genesis 3:1-24
  2. Sin spreads to the children of Adam and Eve – Genesis 4:1-16
  3. Sin spreads to the whole world – the Flood – Genesis 6:11-22, 7:11-23, 8:14-22

The Story of Redemption

The Cost of Sin and the Promise of Forgiveness

  1. God’s promise to Abraham – Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-6
  2. God provides the substitute sacrifice for Isaac – Genesis 22:1-19
  3. Abraham’s descendants enslaved then God chooses Moses as liberator Exodus 1:1-14, 3:1-14
  4. The Passover — the blood and the lamb – Exodus 12:1-28
  5. God gives His Ten Laws and Sacrifice for breaking the law – Exodus 20:1-21, Lev 4:1-4
  6. God’s People Continually Sin – Judges 2:10-23
  7. God will send a redeemer – Isaiah 9:1-7 and Isaiah 53

Jesus Comes to Fulfill the Promise of Salvation

  1. Birth of Jesus according to prophecy – Matthew 1:1-25
  2. Baptism of Jesus — Behold Lamb of God! testimony of John & Spirit – Matt. 3; John 1:29-34
  3. Temptation of Christ – Matthew 4:1-11
  4. Jesus has authority to forgive sin — paralyzed man and 4 friends – Luke 5:17-26
  5. Jesus has power over nature — Calms the Sea – Mark 4:35-41
  6. Jesus has authority over spirits — Garasene Demoniac – Mark 5:1-20
  7. Jesus has power over death — Jesus raises Lazarus to life – John 11:1-45
  8. Jesus is the Savior who brings Eternal Life — John 4:1-26, 39-42

The Promise Fulfilled

  1. The Last Supper — ‖This is my broken body and blood shed for you‖ – Matthew 26:18-30
  2. Jesus is betrayed, arrested, falsely accused, tried and sentenced to death – John 18:1-19:16
  3. The crucifixion, decision for and against Jesus, ―It is finished‖ – John 19:16-42
  4. The resurrection and appearance to disciples and followers – Luke 24:1-35
  5. Jesus returns to the Father, the Ascension – Luke 24:36-53
  6. Our Response – The New Birth – John 3:1-21

8 Questions Every Worldview Must Answer

Essentially, worldview is our basic, rock-bottom answers to the following questions:

  1. What is prime reality—the really real? To this we might answer: God, or the gods, or the material cosmos. Our answer here is the most fundamental. It sets the boundaries for the answers that can consistently be given to the other six questions.
  2. What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?Here our answers point to whether we see the world as created or autonomous, as chaotic or orderly, as matter or spirit; or whether we emphasize our subjective, personal relationship to the world or its objectivity apart from us.
  3. What is a human being? To this we might answer: a highly complex machine, a sleeping god, a person made in theimage of God, a naked ape.
  4. What happens to a person at death? Here we might reply: personal extinction, or transformation to a higher state, or reincarnation, or departure to a shadowy existence on “the other side.”
  5. Why is it possible to know anything at all? Sample answers include the idea that we are made in the image of an all-knowing God or that consciousness and rationality developed under the contingencies of survival in a long process of evolution.
  6. How do we know what is right and wrong? Again, perhaps we are made in the image of a God whose character is good, or right and wrong are determined by human choice alone or what feels good, or the notions simply developed under an impetus toward cultural or physical survival.
  7. What is the meaning of human history? To this we might answer: to realize the purposes of God or the gods, to make a paradise on earth, to prepare a people for a life in community with a loving and holy God, and so forth.
  8. What personal, life-orienting core commitments are consistent with this worldview?

Read the entire post by James Sire here http://www.christianity.com/theology/other-religions-beliefs/8-questions-every-worldview-must-answer.html?p=0. This is from his book The Universe Next Door.