Sun, Jun 09, 2019




June 9, 2019

David Howard, Teacher


The Family

Genesis 1:26-28

(26)  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

(27)  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.




(28)  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.




Lesson Questions:

family History

A.   Where are our biblical family?

B.    How is mankind was different from all other creation?

C.   In what ways are we created in God’s image?



“Having at last settled the preliminaries, let us now apply ourselves to the business, Let us make man.”

-         Matthew Henry



“In Our Image, after our likeness”

Man was to be a creature different from all that had been hitherto made. Flesh and spirit, heaven and earth, must be put together in him, and he must be allied to both worlds. And therefore God himself not only undertakes to make him, but is pleased so to express himself as if he called a council to consider of the making of him: Let us make man.

-    Matthew Henry





One of the best divisions which can be made of the Book of Genesis is according to the genealogies—i.e., according to the families.

§  Gen. 1–2:6 Book of Generations of Heavens and Earth

§  Gen. 2:7–6:8 Book of Generations of Adam

§  Gen. 6:9–9:29 Generations of Noah

§  Gen. 10:1–11:9 Generations of Sons of Noah

§  Gen. 11:10–26 Generations of Sons of Shem

§  Gen. 11:27–25:11 Generations of Terah

§  Gen. 25:12–18 Generations of Ishmael

§  Gen. 25:19–35:29 Generations of Isaac

§  Gen. 36:1–37:1 Generations of Esau

§  Gen. 37:2–50:26 Generations of Jacob

All of these are given to us in the Book of Genesis. It is a book of families. 

-         Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Did you notice the small amount of Scripture that was dedicated to the creation of the Heavens and Earth.  It mentions  the creation of the different animals that fill the earth briefly.  Then, on the Sixth day God creates man after God’s image and likeness. From that point on it’s all about mankind, the generations of…specifically the families of Adam, Noah, Shem, Terah, Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, Jacob.

God places more emphasis and importance on families that He does the entire creation of the universe!

Therefore, it is so important that we study the teachings of the Bible (doctrines) on the Family.  We as a church should teach, love, encourage, promote, set a godly example, and pray for the family   

- David Howard