Sunday: Sun, Moon and Stars
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Read Genesis 1:14-19. What actions are mentioned on the fourth day of Creation? How are we to make sense of this, especially given our present understanding of the physical world? The fourth day has probably been discussed more than any of the other six Creation days. If the sun was created on the fourth day, what … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Creation Completed
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Read for This Week’s Study: Genesis 1, Ps. 8:3, Rom. 8:19-22, Lev. 11:14-22, Gen. 2:1-3,Mark 2:28. Memory Text: “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work” ( Genesis 2:2, NIV). This week’s lesson reviews the Bible’s brief description of the last three Creation days and the Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Creation: Forming the World
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Though Scripture doesn’t explicitly say it, we have good biblical reasons for believing that the universe existed long before life on earth began. First, in Job 38:4-6, God states that there were living beings who shouted for joy when God formed the world. This implies preexisting beings who lived in the universe before the earth was created. The reference to … [Click to read more …]

What Science Can and Cannot Do
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MODERN SCIENCE has accomplished marvels that seemed like impossible dreams a few decades ago. Albert Einstein determined that matter could be converted into energy, and the atomic scientists did it. It now seems common place to have nuclear power plants producing electricity. Science has come up with the knowledge and technology that made it possible … [Click to read more …]

02: Creation: Forming the World – Thought Starters
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The first three days of creation (Genesis 1:1-11) [Thought questions for Creation: Forming the World January 9, 2013] 1. He formed the earth.  What does the Creation belief do for you as a Christian? Does the fact that the God who made you loves you with an everlasting love affect your worship of Him? Has … [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 …]

02: Creation: Forming the World – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our understanding of God’s design in creation helps us in our view of God and how we relate to Him.. [Teaching Plan for Creation: Forming the World January 7, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:3-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this … [Click to read more …]