Inside Story: A Card, Garage Door and a $50 Bill
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When Dennis Hulett stepped into the baptistery set up on the lawn of his new home church in Wisconsin in the United States, dozens of his new church friends watched with tears in their eyes. It had been a miraculous journey for Dennis—a journey involving an invitation card, a garage door, and a $50 bill. … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: God’s All-Powerful Word
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What do the following texts teach us about the power of God’s word? 2 Cor. 4:6 Isa. 55:11 2 Pet. 3:5 The Bible teaches that God created out of nothing (ex nihilo), by the power of His word and without conflict or resistance in any form. This view of creation is unique to the Hebrews among all the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Space for Living
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Read Genesis 1:9-13.Try to envision the incredible creative power of God as He is doing that which is described in this text. How does this account give a logical answer to the old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Previous to this time, the earth was covered with water. In order to provide … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Heaven Created
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“Then God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Let There Be Light
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“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day (Gen. 1:3-5, NKJV). What do these verses teach … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Without Form and Void
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In the Beginning There Was Nothing

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen. 1:1, 2, NKJV).What do these verses reveal about the earth before the Lord began creating life on … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation: Forming the World
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 1:1-13, Isa. 45:18, 1 John 1:5, Rev. 22:5, 2 Cor. 4:6, 2 Pet. 3:5, Job 38:4-6. Memory Text: “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: ‘I am the … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth
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Further Study: “The work of creation can never be explained by science. What science can explain the mystery of life? “The theory that God did not create matter when He brought the world into existence is without foundation. In the formation of our world, God was not indebted to pre-existing matter. On the contrary, all … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Powerful Sword
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Cosmic Conflict

A pastor in a difficult, mostly non-Christian country was studying with a young man who had shown an interest in knowing about Jesus. Things were going well until the boy’s father returned home from prison, where he had been serving a sentence for murder. At first the young man’s father was impressed with the changes … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Creator Among Us
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Read John 2:7-11, 6:8-13, 9:1-34. What do these texts reveal about the creative power of God? Each of these miracles gives us a glimpse of God’s power over the material world that He Himself created. First, what kind of process would be required to change water directly into wine? None that we know of. Indeed, it took an act … [Click to read more …]