GENESIS 1:26-2:25 – MAN, GOD’S MASTERPIECE  

MAN CREATED ON THE SIXTH DAY – Genesis 1:26-31

  • GOD’S PURPOSE – Vs. 26 – Create man in His own image and give him dominion
  • GOD’S PERFORMANCE – Vs. 27 – Man was created in the image of God.
  • GOD’S PROCLAMATION – Vss. 28-30 – Man was to be fruitful and to multiply and to rule.
  • GOD’S PLEASURE – Vs. 31 – All of God’s creation was very good.

MAN CREATED FOR EDEN – Genesis 2:4-25

INTRODUCTION – Vss. 4-6

A LOWLY START – Vs. 7a – “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,”

A LIVING SOUL – Vs. 7b – “…and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

A LOVELY SPOT – Vss. 8-24

  1. The Resources of Eden – Vss. 8-14
  2. The Responsibilities in Eden – Vss. 15-16
  3. The Restriction of Eden – Vs. 17
  4. The Rejoicing in Eden – Vss. 18-25 – Adam gets a bride!
  • Adam’s Problem – Vss. 18-20 – No Helpmeet
  • God’s Provision – Vss. 21-22 – Rib Surgery
  • Woman’s Place – Vss. 23-25 – One Flesh with Man

“Eve was not taken out of Adam’s head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.” – Matthew Henry`