This week we kicked off our series on Genesis, The Beginning of Everything, by talking about creation. Brandon stayed on the first two verses of chapter 1 to set the foundation that God has always existed and that everything is about God.
Key Texts: Genesis 1:1-2; Isaiah 40:22; Job 26:7; Luke 24:25-27
- What comes to mind when you think of the book of Genesis?
- Do you have a favorite part of the book? What makes it your favorite?
- On Sunday, Brandon talked about interpretation. What should be our goal as we interpret the Bible?
- Did you realize the Bible addressed the earth’s characteristics millennia before it was discovered (Isaiah 40:22, Job 26:7)?
Read Genesis 1:1-2, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”
- What stands out to you from what you’ve read?
- What questions do you have about it?
- God exists before the ‘beginning’ and creates everything that is with a specific purpose. What so you think your purpose is?
- In verse 2 it says the Spirit ‘was hovering’ over the surface of the waters. This is the same terminology used in Deuteronomy 32:11. In your own life, how has the Spirit of God watched over you?
- How does this relate to the Gospel? If God can call everything into existence from nothing, can he call dead souls to be made new? (The creation didn’t make itself. God called into being).
The creation is about God’s power over and outside all creation. That means you. You can walk in confidence in His power and purpose. As you interact with those outside the faith focus on the omnipotence of God. As you read your bibles focus on the omniscience of God. As you go to make disciples focus on the omnipresence of God and know that what Jesus said in Matthew 28 is true: “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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