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Doing Biblical Theology: Tables - Talks 1-7

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TABLE ONE:

GOD’S UNFOLDING REVELATION - Biblical theology

[The process by which God’s achieves his purposes from creation to re-creation in Jesus Christ - The history of redemption.]

 

GOD – THE GREAT KING

God’s kingdom re-created or re-established

God’s people (Those ‘in Jesus’)

In God’s place (United with Jesus - church)

Under God’s rule (Jesus’ word & Holy Spirit)

GOD’S GREAT KING – JESUS

God’s kingdom created or established

God’s people (In God’s image)

In God’s place (The Garden)

Under God’s rule (God’s word)

God’s kingdom rejected

 

The whole world in focus

Creation

The fall into sin/rebellion against God

Universal consequences - judgment

 

The focus narrows to Israel

God working out his purpose through the Jews

 

The whole world in focus again

God’s remedy for sin appears – Jesus

God’s rule re-established in his people

 

Universal consequences - blessing

Genesis 11 > The majority of the Old Testament >The New Testament

The need for and God’s preparation for Jesus   >    Responding to Jesus

TABLE TWO:

THAT WHICH WAS “FORMLESS AND EMPTY” IS FORMED AND FILLED

Day

GOD GIVES FORM TO THE FORMLESS

Day

GOD FILLS THE VOID WITHCONTENT

One

Light & darkness

Heaven


earth

Four

Sun, moon & stars

Heaven


earth

Two

Water & sky

Five

Birds & fish

Three

Sea, earth & vegetation

Six

Animals & people.

TABLE THREE:

THE MANY ‘BEGINNINGS’ IN GENESIS 1-11

1:1-19

The universe

1:20-25

Life

1:26

Humanity

2:15 (1:26;28b)

Work

2:23 & 4:1ff

Family life

3:1-13

Sin/rebellion/autonomous living

3:14-24

Judgment

3:21

Grace

4:16

Human culture

8:1 &15-18

Second beginning of the world

8:21 & 9:1-9

God’s covenant to work to undo effects of sin.

10:1ff

The nations

TABLE FOUR:

THE KEY THEMES OF GENESIS 1-11

THE FOCUS IS THE WORLD AND MANKIND AS A WHOLE

GEN 1

GEN 2

GEN 3

GEN 4 - 11

CREATION

All about God

AT REST

Enjoyment of relationship with God – blessing

REBELLION

Spoils relationship with God and every other relationship as well

SIN SPREADS &

GRACE SPREADS

God is committed to working in His world with sinful people

God is the only constant, the ultimate reality

God made the universe supernaturally.

God made people the focus of creation - in God's image.

God made everything exactly as he wanted it to be.

God's goal in creation was REST - the enjoyment of perfect relationship with his world

God ‘ties’ himself to man with a ‘breath’ and gives him ‘the good life’

God spells out the terms for enjoyment of ‘the good life’ - relationships

Man & God

Man & Creation

Man & Fellow man

Man cuts free from God, despising him.

God’s order inverted &

‘the good life’ lost

Man & Creation

Man & Fellow Man

Man & God

Sin

Family

4:8

Everybody

6:5

Organised opposition; Babel,

11:1-9

Grace

3:21

4:25

6:18

8:20

9:1ff

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Abram

12:1-3

GOD’S KINGDOM EXPERIENCED

God's people

in God's place

under God’s rule

GOD’S KINGDOM FORFEITED

God's enemies,

excluded from God's place

under self rule

to be restored by ‘The Bruiser’ – Gen 3: 15b

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 January 2011 20:51  

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