We met last night for our last TTS Essentials session before the summer break - looking at God as Creator, and his creation of human beings in particular.
Find notes below!
A great start to the new year! Thanks to all those who attended our sixth Foundations sessions last night. We were continuing (and finishing) our study of God as Creator.
Having asked how and why God created all things in the last session, we turned our attention to ourselves. What does it mean to be human? It's the question at the centre of all other questions - from sexuality and politics, to ethics and morality, to parenting and education, to technology and art, everything we do begs this same question. What are we? Who are we? What were we made for?
Noverim te, noverim me - "I would know you, God, for I would know myself"
Those were Augustine's words. We cannot hope to know ourselves as creatures without first having looked at God our Creator. We saw how the story of humanity can be told in three 'chapters':  Prelapsarian Man (i.e. what we were like before we fell);  Postlapsarian Man (i.e. what happened to us because of the Fall), and  New Creation Man.
The last chapter in the story of humanity is the best of all! Christ the Second Adam, the True Man, became human for us! Whereas once there was a broken image, now there is the Image of the Invisible God; whereas once there was rebellion, now there is a True King; whereas once there was sabotage, now there is an Obedient Son; where once we were covenant breakers, now we have Christ, the 'Yes' and 'Amen'!
You can find a full set of notes below.
Yesterday we concluded our study of God as Creator - as "Maker of Heaven and Earth, of all that is, Seen and Unseen". In view last night was God's creation of humanity, and we covered a lot!
And what about now that we are 'new creations' in Christ? How has Christ created a new humanity in himself, for us and for our salvation? Such a joyous truth to wrestle with.
You can find notes below as well as the song we tried to play at the end.
Second year TTS students - click here for the S6 notes!
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