Summary: Genesis 1:1-3 tell us much about who God is. He is Eternal, He is Powerful, He is the Triune God and He is The God Who Brings Order Out Of Chaos

Who Is This God

Genesis 1:1-3

Intro: A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that, if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably involved. The boys’ mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon. The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?" The boy’s mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God!" Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD!" The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?" The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied "We are in BIG trouble this time, dude. God is missing - and they think WE did it!"

. That’s a question that many people ask .

. Where is God or maybe who is God.

. What is He like.

. How do I know I can trust Him?

. There are many questions about God that need to be answered.

. This morning we are going to start in Genesis.

. We will work this much like we did Nehemiah. We will move in and out between Genesis and a New Testament book with other messages thrown in as God leads.

. There are many ways we can start this great foundational book. We could look at science verses the Bible in the account of creation.

. Was there a big bang. My answer to that is yes.

. God spoke and Bang there it was.

. As I read these first three verses, one thing we can glean from them is that they tell us much about God.

. Who is this God that created the universe?

. What is He like?

. This morning I want us to look and see Just who this God we serve is as taught from the beginning.

. Lets read our scripture.

. Genesis 1:1-3

. 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the cearth.

2The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

3Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

. The first thing we see here about this God we worship is that:

. He Is The God Who Is Eternal

. Verse 1 says

. In the beginning God …

. Not from the beginning God.

. You know why, God had nor does He have a beginning.

. He just was. He has always existed and always will.

. This beginning that the narrative of Genesis is talking about is the beginning of the heavens and the Earth , not the beginning of God. He was and always will be.

. When we think that Gods existence started with Creation, we diminish who He is.

.R. C. Sproul called this half sentence “probably the most intense, unfathomable, profound statement in the whole Bible. Contemplating God’s self-existence stretches our thoughts and vocabulary beyond their ability to comply. Yet it provides great comfort also. Here is the ground for your faith that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. Here is assurance that he can wipe away every tear. Here is confidence that God is big enough to bring all things to the pinnacle of his glory and your joy. We have faith that love and mercy and grace and compassion sustain God’s people throughout eternity because these attributes come from within God! They are not outside of him, things which he may or may not subscribe to. They are the overflow of his being, so that we can trust him forever.

. He is the Eternal God whom we can place our faith and trust in.

. The next thing we see here in the first three verses is.

. He Is The Triune God Of The Universe

. Look at verse 1-3 again

. 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

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