Psalm 8

Does Man Still Have Dominion?

Mosquitos kill millions, massive floods destroy cities, earthquakes destroy countries. In this lab, Pastor John answers whether we can truthfully say that humans have dominion.

Principle for Bible Reading

Cross-Referencing

Most Study Bibles have cross-references that connect you to other texts in the Bible that relate in some way to that text. Whether connected thematically or by a common phrase, cross-referencing enhances our study when we take the time to look up the verses.

Study Questions

  1. With all the ways creation still rebels against humans, do you still think we have dominion over creation?
  2. How does Paul use Psalm 8 in 1 Corinthians 15:21–28?
  3. Watch the lab. What is Pastor John’s answer to whether we have dominion or not?


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