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Glimpses of God – Part 11 – God as Artist

HOPE SABBATH SCHOOL

Glimpses of God – Part 11

God as Artist

Welcome to Hope Sabbath School–an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God.  We are continuing a series of studies on Glimpses of God.  Our topic today:  God as Artist, a lover of beauty.

New Scripture Song: “O God you are my God” Psalm 63:1-4

Prayer

1)     God as Potter

a)     Isaiah 64:8

b)     When was the first time in the Bible that God demonstrated His artistic talent with clay?

i)       Genesis 2:7

c)      God only needed to speak the word and our first parents would have been created.  Psalm 33:6,9

d)     Why do you think God took a hands-on approach in the creation of our first parents?

e)     Jeremiah 18:1-6

i)       What important lesson can we learn from the Lord’s word to the prophet Jeremiah?

ii)     What Bible characters come to mind you needed some reshaping?

f)       What are some ways that God has been shaping your life in recent years?

g)     Have there been times when that molding and shaping has seemed a little unpleasant to you?

h)     Has anyone here felt like God gave you a brand new start and shaped you into a new person?

2)     God as Architect

a)     Exodus 25:1-9

b)     Why does God give such detailed instructions regarding the building of the sanctuary?

3)     God as Musician

a)     2 Samuel 23:1-2

b)     Psalm 92:1-3

c)      Psalm 150

d)     2 Chronicles 7:6

e)     How can we be assured that our music is pleasing to the Lord?

4)     God as Author

a)     2 Timothy 3:16-17

b)     2 Peter 1:19-21

c)      Psalm 119:89

d)     Acts 10:33-43

e)     Romans 11:33-36

f)       Philippians 2:5-11

5)     Discussion questions

a)     Perhaps someone here has a special artistic talent.  How has your artistic activity helped you to appreciate God’s creative work?

b)     How can I make sure that my artistic expression whether in music, words, or visual arts, always brings honor to God rather than just to myself?

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