Personal Reflection On Act 1

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Act One Personal Response Learning about the Bible in a set of Six Acts is not something that is new to me, but going into as much detail as the textbook does is something new to me. One quote from the first chapter is “God’s creation is, “good,” and this creaturely goodness merely highlights the Creator’s own incomparable goodness, wisdom, and justice.” I think that it can be extremely easy for us to look over the idea of God saying that all of creation is good. This ties in close with the focus that we are made in God’s image, and what this means. One of my favourite parts of what it means to be created in God’s image is that humans are God’s representatives. I think that this is such a powerful thought, that I represent God. I often forget…show more content…
The first part that I would like to focus on is that Adam and Eve were living in harmony with God in the garden. I love this thought, the idea of Shalom with God. The progression of sin in Genesis 3 is another thing that I had never focused on, but it definitely caught my attention. When I first read that doubt was the first step to the progression of sin I found this shocking. How could somebody be living in harmony with God but then doubt it? But then I realized that this is something that I am guilty of and I often doubt God. Another part that stuck out to me was that consequences was a part of the progression of sin and how this resulted in the relationship between God and humanity to be corrupted and fractured. I think that it is so easy for us to be oblivious to the fact that our actions always result in consequences. Sometimes these consequences are positive but they can also be negative. In saying this, I think that we often forget that there can be positive consequences to our actions because there is a negative connotation to the word consequence. Denial being a part of the progression of sin is something that I find humorous. The fact that Adam and Eve thought they would be able to hide from God. But once again, this is something that I often do. I often get the idea in my head that God…show more content…
After Jesus ascended into Heaven, their work was not complete. I imagine everyone anticipating Jesus’ return, thinking that it would happen any day, when realistically two thousand years later and we are still anticipating his return. I enjoyed reading about Paul and the initiative he took in teaching about the Kingdom of God. One thing that I really admire in Paul is that he would plant a church, and instead of moving on from there, he would still check in on them. There are many books in the Bible that are evidence that Paul ensured to stay in touch with the different people that he visited, and I really enjoy these books. A lot of the time Paul starts by encouraging them and telling them that people have reported good things back to him, and then he goes on to teach them and correct their ways. One reason that I love learning about Act Five is because it is where we are in history. I feel as though we rarely are taught about the current times, but Act Five combines the past with the present to show us what we are supposed to be doing today. The end of the chapter focuses on living in hope. I think that it can be so easy for us to give up hope and assume that Jesus is not going to return in our lives, but this is a dangerous slope. We always need to be prepared because the Bible clearly states
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