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TITLE: Created Equal

TEXT: Genesis 1:26-28

PROPOSITION: All men are created equal.

QUESTION:

KEY WORD:

SCRIPTURE READING:

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Wizard of Id cartoon Wizard "Do you believe all men are created equal?"
  2. The king "Certainly. But after that they are on their own."

 

All men have the same origin

  1. Adam and Eve mother of all living
  2. Noah and his family

 

God treats all equally

  1. God gives all a soul (Genesis 2:7)
  2. God loves all men (John 3:16)
  3. God wants all men saved (2 Peter 3:9)
  4. God wants all to hear the gospel (Mark 16:15)

 

All are born ready for heaven

  1. Matthew 18:1-4
  2. Matthew 19:13-14
  3. If we are not ready for heaven at death What changed?

 

We are free to make choices

  1. In Eden eat or not eat
  2. The Bible "heart" = intellect, emotion, and will
    1. Intellect learn, understand, to have knowledge
    2. Emotion feelings, likes, desires, and ambitions
    3. Will decision, change course, choose from alternatives
  3. With choice comes consequences of our actions eat of tree = surely die

 

We are judged by our actions, deeds, and works

  1. Romans 14:10-12
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:10
  3. Revelation 20:12

 

As the king said to the wizard You are on your own.

  1. You made your choices consequences follow
  2. Here is the GOOD NEWS!
  3. You can make NEW CHOICES and change the consequences.
    1. Obey gospel repent, baptism = newness of life
    2. Repent and pray = forgiveness, fresh start

Conclusion:

  1. All of us were created equal.
  2. All of us CAN be re-created equal.
  3. You can end life clean, pure, ready for heaven.


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