Summary: Evidence from brain science supports the Psalmist’s claim that God made us, seeks us, and offers us eternal life & moral guidance.
1. Review of Current "physicalist" theories about the intelligence, computers, and the brain.
-Show critiques from Case for a Creator- current "intelligent design" scientists & theorists
2. There is "something more" to what we are and what we need. We are made in God’s image- able to have thoughts about our thoughts & beliefs about our beliefs. We long to connect with someone or something beyond us. He designed a world where we could find fufillment.
3. The Fall-Narrative illustration of the Garden of Eden & the choice of sin. Humorous expression of frustration over the choice Adam & Eve made. "The Jerks!!" Followed by a serious admission that we all made the same choice when it was our turn!
4. The Psalmist’s Discovery of God and the need for God.
-The Psalmist was discovering that something more in God. Everywhere he went, God was there. In this series we have looked at the far reaches of the universe through a giant telescope. We have looked through the most powerful electron microscope at the nucleus of the human cell. Finally today we are looking within the human heart and conscience. Each of us is an awesome creation, not a walking animal. God is here today and ready to offer us eternal life. We were made for something more. God is everywhere reminding us and offering us what we know we really need. Today, we can connect with him.
PLAN OF SALVATION (relational & fulfillment terms)
SINNER’S PRAYER COUCHED IN THE SAME LANGUAGE AS THE MESSAGE & THE PSALMIST. OUR NEED MET & POTENTIAL FINALLY FULFILLED WITH GOD, IN JESUS.