Reality Check

Teacher’s Resource:
Bwana’s Guide:

“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

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.”

  1. 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 God’s wisdom and power.
  2. Cure for Inadequate Theology
    Psalm 8, Psalm 19, Psalm 104, Psalm 148
    These and many other creation passages provide the context for God’s message.  Without a creation context, nothing in theology makes sense.  Theology comes alive when understood in the context of a vast universe displaying God’s power and wisdom, and when the details of God’s smallest handiworks are explored.
  3. Cure for Spiritual Fatigue
    Need a faith lift?  Try creation:
Have group memorize Nehemiah 8:10b.
Suggested hymns to learn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee and I Sing the Mighty Power of God.