Sunday: Without Form and Void
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“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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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 …]

Wednesday: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth
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Read John 1:1-3, 14; Colossians 1:15, 16; Hebrews 1:1, 2. How do the New Testament writers identify the Creator? What are the implications of the answer? John refers to Jesus as the Word (&8220;Logos”) and equates Him with God. More specifically, Jesus is the One through whom all things were created. In John’s day, the term logos was commonly used to represent the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Power of His Word
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Read Jeremiah 51:15, 16 and Psalm 33:6, 9. In addition to wisdom, what other attribute of God is mentioned in the Creation? How was this attribute expressed in Creation? More important, what are the implications of this truth for us? Though we cannot know exactly how God created, we are told that it was through His powerful word. All the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Heavens Declare
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“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Ps. 19:1-3, see also Rom. 1:19, 20). How have you experienced the truth of these texts? How has modern science helped us to even … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: In the Beginning
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“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). There are many deep truths in that simple text, one of the most profound being that the universe itself had a beginning. While that idea might not seem so radical to us today, it goes against the long-held belief in an eternally existing creation. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 1:1; Heb. 11:3; Ps. 19:1-3;John 1:1-3, 14;Col. 1:15,16;John 2:7-11. Memory Text: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NKJV). Only something greater than what it creates could have created it. Thus, only a Being greater than the universe could have created the universe. And that Being is the God who … [Click to read more …]