Part 2 - The Sanctifying Work of Christ
Because the Sabbath day is a shadow of things to come, and it is based on the work and rest of God in creation, the creation week provides a shadow or outline in which to arrange and structure the sanctification aspect of Jesus' saving work. This section will present the Genesis creation account as a model of Christ's sanctifying work in which the believer is to rest. Here, a study of the first chapter of Genesis will not be one of exegesis, where teaching and doctrine is extracted from the text, but one of comparison of Old Testament types with New Testament doctrines. As a model, the creation week provides an outline useful for organization. The first part models the separation aspect of Jesus' sanctifying work.