Summary: By seeing God as revealed in His creative act, we can marvel in His awesomeness and seek to have a relationship with Him.
1. In His creative act, God revealed He is the God of all existence
2. In His creative act, God revealed He is the God of all power
3. In His creative act, God revealed He is the God of all order
4. In His creative act, God revealed He is the God of all relationship
READ GENESIS 1:1-2
How many times have we read the first three chapters of Genesis? I’d venture to say that most of us would have a hard time counting the number of times we have. If you were raised in church, you’ve heard the creation story dozens of times. And you probably know the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden by heart. So why do we need to look at it again? If it’s so familiar to us, why even study it again? Because without the first three chapters of Genesis, the rest of the Bible is meaningless. That’s why Satan attacks it so hard. Scholars tell us God didn’t create the universe, time and chance did. They tell us the Genesis account is a myth. That it is just a story created by a bunch of Jewish priests after the exile. Satan attacks the first three chapters of Genesis, because if he can discredit them, it will discredit the entire Bible. They are that important. And over the coming weeks we will see why they are that important. But tonight, we’re starting at the beginning—actually before the beginning. In these first two verses of the Bible, it is my prayer that we will be able to see God in a powerful way. As we look at these verses, I want each of us to marvel in the awesomeness of God. And marvel in the fact that that awesome God desires to have a relationship with us. And because of that, I want each of us to seek a better relationship with Him. In order to do that, we’re going to look at four attributes of God revealed in His creative act. The first attribute God revealed in His creative act is that He is God of all existence.
READ GENESIS 1:1a, “In the beginning God…”
In His creative act, God revealed He is the God of all existence. Have you ever tried to witness to an atheist? If you’re talking with an atheist, many times they will try to back you in a corner and put you on the defensive. They’ll throw out something like, “Prove to me that God exists.”
And there are Christian scholars that have written a lot of books trying to win that argument by proving the existence of God. Now, sometimes those books are interesting. I think they’re much more beneficial to Christians than they are to atheists, because you won’t ever argue an atheist into heaven. But if we’re talking to an atheist or someone who’s not sure, why don’t we start where the Bible does? The Bible doesn’t waste any time trying to prove the existence of God. God is self-existent. He doesn’t need to prove that He exists. After all, how did He tell Moses to introduce Him to the children of Israel? He said, you tell them I AM sent you. That is what God told Moses His personal name is. In Hebrew it’s spelled yod he vah he, or crossed over into English—YHWH. We pronounce it Jehovah. When you look in your Bible, and you see LORD in all capital letters, that’s what it means. God’s personal name—Jehovah—YHWH—I AM. God doesn’t waste a bunch of time trying to convince people He exists. He simply says I AM. Not, I was. Not, I will be. But I AM. Jesus identified Himself the same way to the Jews in John 8:58. He said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I AM.” Those Jews knew exactly what He was talking about, because they immediately picked up stones to try to stone Him for blasphemy. When Jesus called Himself I AM, they knew He was equating Himself with God the Father. So they tried to kill Him. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit IS. We don’t have to prove that. We don’t have to defend God’s existence. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Any person that looks at God’s handiwork in creation and denies the existence of God is a fool. That’s why both Psalm 14:1 and 53:1 say, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.” Only a fool can look at the intricacies of creation and deny the hand of God. Look at human DNA. DNA is a genetic code, specifically written within each living creature that defines who or what they are. Even scientists describe it as the book of life. Now tell me, does a book write itself? Of course not. Only a fool would think that. Just like only a fool would believe creation happened by itself. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” God exists. He always has existed and He always will exist. He is the Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end. His creative act reveals His existence. His creative act also reveals He is the God of all power.