Thursday: The Literal Day
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Read Genesis 1:5, 8, 31. What are the components of a creation day? Does anything in the verses imply that these are not literal 24-hour days as we experience them today? The nature of the days of Creation has been the subject of much discussion. Some have questioned whether the days were ordinary days or whether they might … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Creation Completed
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After the Creation was completed in six days (we will study the creation of humanity later), we find the first mention in the Bible of the seventh day. Read Genesis 2:1-3. Notice especially verse 1, which emphasizes the The Hebrew word for rest in this text is shabath, which is closely related to the word for Sabbath. It … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Creation of the Land Animals
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In Genesis 1:24-31, terrestrial animals and humans were created on the sixth day. As with the correlation between the second and fifth days, a correlation is also seen between the division of the land and sea on the third day and the filling of the land on the sixth day. One is reminded again of the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Creation of Air and Water Animals
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Read Genesis 1:20-23. What evidence, if any, exists in the texts that would imply randomness? The waters and the atmosphere were populated on the fifth day of Creation. Many have seen a relationship between the second and fifth Creation days. The waters were separated by the atmosphere on the second day, and both were filled with … [Click to read more …]

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 …]

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 …]