Sunday: Our Dependence on the Creator
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Genesis 2:7 depicts God as creating Adam individually, and represents him to be an intelligent moral being rather than as an animal. The text does not say, but one can imagine God using His hands to form the dust into the intended shape and size. One might think that the great Sovereign of the universe would … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation and Morality
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 2:16-17;Gen. 1:26-28; James 3:9;Acts 17:26;Prov. 14:31;Matt. 5:44-48;Rev. 20:11-13. Memory Text: “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Creation, a Biblical Theme
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The Bible is a book about God and His relationship to us humans and our world. The events of Creation week are unique and supernatural. They are outside the realm of scientific inquiry for at least two reasons. First, they are singularities. Singularities are events that occur only once. Science has a difficult time dealing … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Missionary Café
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Sixteen-year-old Anya’s heart raced as she and her father stepped into the small café in the heart of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Could she ask a complete stranger to turn a business over to some teenagers—even for a few hours? The adventure for God had begun months earlier when Anya and her teenage friends had visited a … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Creation in the New Testament
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Read Acts 17:22-31. What were the circumstances of this sermon? After Paul had introduced his topic, what was the first topic he brought to these learned men? Vss. 24, 25. What does Paul say is the relationship between the Creator God and humans? Vss. 26-28. The audience here no doubt included the two groups of philosophers known … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Creation in the Prophets
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“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else” (Isa. 45:18). Isaiah 45:18 emphasizes God’s intention to prepare a place for humans to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Creation in the Book of Job
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Read Job 38:1-21. Note the creation topics in the following verses. Job 38:4-7 Job 38: 8-11 Job 38: 12 Job 38:16 Job 38:19 It’s important to remember the context of the book of Job. Great tragedy struck, and Job was struggling to understand how this could happen to him, a faithful follower of God. In chapter … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Creation in the Psalms
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Read Psalm 8. What links do you find with Genesis 1? Read Psalm 104. Note how this psalm praises God for His goodness as seen in both Creation and providence. Identify the links with Genesis 1 in the following verses from Psalm 104:2 Psalm 104:5-7 Psalm 104:7-9 Psalm 104:14 Psalm 104:19 Psalm 104:25 Note how the psalm’s topical sequence seems … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation, a Biblical Theme
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Read for This week’s Study: Genesis 2, Matt. 19:4-6, Psalm 8,Job 38:1-21, 42:1-6, Isa. 45:18,Acts 17:22-31. Memory Text: “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give him glory, because the … [Click to read more …]