Contributed on Jan 6, 2012
Through Genesis 1:1-5, we see the answers to: 1) Who Created What? (Genesis 1:1), 2) Where did God Create? (Genesis 1:2), 3) How did God Create? (Genesis 1:3), 4) Why did God Create? (Genesis 1:4), 5) When did God Create? (Genesis 1:5)
The beginning of a meal, date, year, job or a life in general can be daunting, yet exciting time. For the beginning of Scripture, Luther said of this book, “There is nothing more beautiful than the Book of Genesis, nothing more useful,” and he regarded the opening verses as “certainly the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2021
1) Who Created What? (Genesis 1:1), 2) Where did God Create? (Genesis 1:2), 3) How did God Create? (Genesis 1:3), 4) Why did God Create? (Genesis 1:4), 5) When did God Create? (Genesis 1:5)
Genesis 1:1-5. [1:1] In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2022
God charges His created beings to a specific Dominion Mandate. In Genesis 1:24–31 we see: 1) The Mandate (Genesis 1:24-26), 2) The Mission (Genesis 1:27-28) and finally, 3) The Means (Genesis 1:29-31)
Genesis 1:24-31. 24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2022
1) God's Commission (Genesis 2:15), 2) God's Commandment (Genesis 2:16), and finally 3) God's Caution (Genesis 2:17).
Genesis 2:15-17. 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
1) The Problem (Genesis 2:18-20), 2) The Provision (Genesis 2:21-23), and 3) The Portrait (Genesis 2:24) of What a Family is For.
Genesis 2:18-24.  Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."  Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2022
1) The Tempter (Genesis 3:1a), 2) The Target (Genesis 3:1b-3), 3) The Tactic (Genesis 3:4-5), and finally 4) The Tragedy (Genesis 1:6-9).
Genesis 3:1-9. [3:1] Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?"  And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2022
Believers can experience the Grace of God through: 1) Confidence (Genesis 3:20), 2) Contribution (Genesis 3:21), 3) Correction (Genesis 3:22-23) and 4) Constraint (Genesis 3:24).
Genesis 3:20-24.  The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.  And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.  Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2022
We can properly approach God as seen through 1) The Characters (Gen. 4:1-12), 2) The Crime (Gen. 4:3-8) and finally 3) The Consequences (Gen. 4:9-16).
Genesis 4:1-16. [4:1] Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD."  And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.  In the course of time Cain brought to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2022
Wrath comes because four things: 1) Great Wickedness (Genesis 6:5), which results in: 2) Great Sorrow (Genesis 6:6), which brings: 3) Great Collateral Damage (Genesis 6:7) yet it also promises: 4) Great Redemption (Genesis 6:8).
Genesis 6:5-8.  The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually  And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.  So the LORD said, "I will blot ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2022
Genesis 8:6-11, the promise of peace is seen in three ways. First, we see the 1) Looking for Peace (Genesis 8:6), 2) Lacking of Peace (Genesis 8:7), and the 3) Locating of Peace (Genesis 8:8-11).
Genesis 8:6-11.  At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. face of the ground.  But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2022
In Genesis 9:8-17 God offers "The Covenant of Grace". In it we see: 1) The Stipulations of the Covenant (Genesis 9:8-11), 2) The Sign of the Covenant (Genesis 9:12-16), and finally, 3) The Summary of the Covenant (Genesis 9:17).
Genesis 9:8-17.  Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you,  and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; ...read more