Summary: Part 4 of 5. The beginnings of the heavens & the earth were handed down in God’s word. Man must be aware the scenario that surrounds the founding of his world. How can we find our place in the world? The place for us is found in the...
THE PLACE for US-IV—Genesis 1:1—2:3
Mankind without God, is plagued by...
Hopelessness(Purpose; Direction; Meaning; Joy; etc.
Insecurities-Losses(Job; Financial; Health—threat of cancer, disease, catastrophic illness; Weather; Stability; Family—relationships, abuse—physical, mental, substance; Marriage etc.)
Fears(Brought on by the above, OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Paranoias- ‘out to get me;’ Trepidations-fear of ‘what might happen’)
We desperately need 1)A place of belonging, 2)Relationships of various types—Marriage to work, Friends to befriend & be befriended, Fellowship to encourage & to receive encouragement, Boss to appreciate & work done well, Neighbors to neighborly & vice versa....
The beginnings of the heavens & the earth were handed down in God’s word.
Man must be aware the scenario that surrounds the founding of his world.
How can we find our place in the world??
The foundational means of finding our place in the world.
(“world”—used in the most inclusive sense)
Previous weeks have shown that The place for us is found in the...
1—INTENTION of God(:1)
2—CARE of God(:2)
3—LIGHT of God(:3)
4—TIME of God(:4-5)
5—SPACIAL LIMITS of God(:6-10)
A. HEIGHT(:6-8)—FIRMAMENT / EXPANSE
B. WIDTH(:9-10)—WATERS & EARTH
6—FLORA(Plants) of God(:11-13)
7—SEASONS of God(:14-19)
Today we will discover that The place for us is found in the...
8—The place for us is found in the...
FAUNA of God(:20-25)
A. SEA CREATURES & BIRDS(Day 5b)
:20—“Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, & let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
“Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures,”
The “waters” under the firmament are simply called upon to “abound” with “an abundance” of creatures. These creatures are of course living in that they are capable of movement unrooted to the earth.
“Abound/Bring forth abundantly/Teem”—Urv shaw-rats'—V.— (Qal) To teem, swarm,multiply. Strong—To wriggle, i.e. (by implication) swarm or abound:-- Breed (bring forth, increase) abundantly (in abundance), creep, move.
“Abundance/Swarms/Moving Creature”—Urv sheh'-rets—Teeming or swarming things, creepers, swarmers. Strong—A swarm, i.e. Active mass of minute animals:-- Creep(-ing thing), move(-ing creature).
“Living”(See :24-2X)—yx khah'-ee—Adj.—Living, alive—Green, Flowing, Lively, Reviving. N.
“Creatures”(See :24)—vpn neh'-fesh—Soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion. Strong—properly, A breathing creature, i.e. Animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):