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2020-07-12 The Puzzle of Life

Genesis 1:27-28 (NKJV) 27 So God created man ain His own image; in the image of God He created him; bmale and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, c"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and dsubdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that 8moves on the earth."1 Genesis 2:8-10 (NKJV) Life in God's Garden 8 The LORD God planted la garden meastward in nEden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made oevery tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. pThe tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and qevil. 10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 2 Genesis 3:7-8 (NKJV) 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, hand they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves 2coverings. 8 And they heard ithe 3sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the 4cool of the day, and Adam and his wife jhid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.3 Ephesians 2:13 (NKJV) 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.4 Acts 1:1 (NKJV) Prologue 1 The former account I made, O aTheophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 5 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT) Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters,* by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 6 Galatians 5:2 (AMP) 2 Notice, it is I, Paul, who tells you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you [ufor if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him]. 7 Acts 2:46-47 (NKJV) 46 pSo continuing daily with one accord qin the temple, and rbreaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And sthe Lord added 8to the church daily those who were being saved.8 a Gen. 5:2; 1 Cor. 11:7 b Matt. 19:4; [Mark 10:6-8] c Gen. 9:1, 7; Lev. 26:9 d 1 Cor. 9:27 8 moves about on 1 The New King James Version. (1982). (Ge 1:27-28). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. l Is. 51:3 m Gen. 3:23, 24 n Gen. 4:16 o Ezek. 31:8 p [Gen. 3:22; Rev. 2:7; 22:2, 14] q [Deut. 1:39] 2 The New King James Version. (1982). (Ge 2:8-10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. h Gen. 2:25 2 girding coverings i Job 38:1 3 Or voice 4 Or wind, breeze j Job 31:33; Jer. 23:24 3 The New King James Version. (1982). (Ge 3:7-8). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. 4 The New King James Version. (1982). (Eph 2:13). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. a Luke 1:3 5 The New King James Version. (1982). (Ac 1:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. * 1:10 Greek brothers; also in 1:11, 26. 6 Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (1 Co 1:10). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. u John Chrysostom, one of the Doctors of the Greek Church. 7 The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Ga 5:2). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation. p Acts 1:14 q Luke 24:53 r Luke 24:30; Acts 2:42; 20:7; [1 Cor. 10:16] s Acts 5:14 8 NU omits to the church 8 The New King James Version. (1982). (Ac 2:46-47). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. --------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ --------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ 7/12/20 The Puzzle of Life Subject: Purpose Category: Knowledge Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020 Page: 1 of 5
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