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Reality Checks are devotional outlines for outdoor preachers and teachers that have worked well on Creation Safaris, in line with our motto Escape to Reality. These lessons should be thought out with additional Scriptures, explanations, illustrations, and personal testimonies to make them your own. Above all, handle with prayer.
David F. Coppedge
CREATION CURES: BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR MEDITATION
Practical benefits for those willing to get out and explore creation.
Theme: Creation fortifies your Christian walk and cures many spiritual ills.
This outline can be taught in a few minutes when a short outdoor devotional is needed.
Key Verse: (to memorize): Nehemiah 8:10b
The joy of the Lord is your strength.
Have group memorize Nehemiah 8:10b.
- Cure for Worldliness
I John 2:15-17: Love not the world.
Here, world in context refers to fallen human society,
not creation. The natural world shows forth Gods wisdom and power.
- Cure for Inadequate Theology
Psalm 8, Psalm 19, Psalm 104, Psalm 148
These and many other creation passages provide
the context for Gods message. Without a creation context, nothing in theology makes sense.
Theology comes alive when understood in the context of a vast universe displaying Gods power and wisdom,
and when the details of Gods smallest handiworks are explored.
- Cure for Spiritual Fatigue
Need a faith lift? Try creation:
- Nehemiah 8:10b (key verse): the joy of the Lord is your strength (see Nehemiah 9:5-6ff for context).
- Matthew 14:13: Jesus went to a deserted place by Himself.
- Mark 6:31: Jesus told disciples, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while" after a period of hard work among
the crowds in the towns. Getting out into creation can recharge your batteries.
- Luke 5:16: Jesus Himself withdrew OFTEN into the wilderness and prayed.
Suggested hymns to learn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee and I Sing the Mighty Power of God.