Two stories run parallel to one another in the Word of God: the redemption of mankind and the redemption of creation. Yet most of us gloss over the latter, not seeing how our journey and creation’s journey fit together.
What truths would we discover if we studied Scripture from the perspective of creation, rather than from a human-centric perspective?
From the creation story in Genesis to the re-creation of the heavens and the earth in Revelation, God reveals His plans for the incredible complexity of all that He created.
Do we have a place in that plan? If so, what does that look like?
And what exactly does the Holy Spirit have to do with all of this?
God created us to thrive in the abundance of this world, to receive from creation, but also to steward creation. We must do so from a solid foundation of the principles found in the Word of God.
This course is designed as a mandatory prerequisite for the course, When Creation Calls
, which is a hands-on, practical course with a focus on discovering and unpacking the creation components of your own unique design.
The Holy Spirit and Creation
is open to anyone regardless of whether or not you are interested in pursuing the subsequent course.
When I became a Christian in my early 20s, God planted me in an Evangelical church that placed the Holy Spirit in a box labeled “Years Gone By.” Without being able to hear from the Holy Spirit, the Word of God was their only source of wisdom and understanding.
During those years I was introduced to Inductive Bible Study methods, I taught Inductive Bible Study courses, and I grew to love the Scriptures. They are an onramp to intimacy and awe for me.
Once He had grounded me in the Word, God began to move me through a series of different theological circles, and about 15 years ago, God very overtly and intentionally introduced me to SLG. It was there that I began to understand who God had created me to be, and that part of my calling is to creation.
I am not alone. Looking through Scripture we can see individuals who were creation-oriented, who were called to steward various aspects of creation.
It is my privilege to offer this course to anyone who has a desire to learn what the Scriptures reveal about the Holy Spirit and creation.
The prerequisites for this course are listed below.
[Required Scripture Reading]
Ability to use one of the following:
- Genesis (Chapters 1 to 9)
- Proverbs (Follow the trail of “wisdom” and “understanding.”)
- Isaiah (Skip the judgment sections, zeroing in on the redemption of creation & mankind.)
- Revelation (Read the whole book through the lens of creation, both judgment & redemption.)
You must also have:
- Bible software
- or Strong’s Concordance
- or a similar online resource (such as blueletterbible.org)
Please note: If you purchase this course and have NOT fulfilled the prerequisites by the beginning of the first class, you will be removed from the course and charged a 20% penalty.
Time & Dates
Classes will be via Skype on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST for a maximum of 2 hours.
- Access to Skype and a good internet connection
- A minimum of 3 hours each week to fulfill course objectives
If the timing of these classes does not work for you, feel free to email me with suggestions for future class times.
- February 6, 2021
- February 13, 2021
- February 20, 2021
- February 27, 2021
- March 6, 2021
- March 13, 2021
- March 20, 2021
- March 27, 2021