Creation – An Explanation of Beginnings

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Getting started

1What is one of the greatest hopes that you have for people on this planet, and why? 

 

A look at the Bible

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Genesis 1:1-3

3The world around us includes both incredible complexities in the creation, as well evil and suffering. What might some people naturally assume God to be like from this?

4Noting this, what was the account of God’s Creation in Genesis 1 written carefully to communicate?

4What does this chapter tells us about God?

4What does this chapter tell us about ourselves, as humans?

 

Why do we believe God is good when evil exists?

 

Our Response

5God treasures humanity, and made this planet for us to enjoy. What does it make you think about God? How does that make you feel?

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for this amazing planet, filled with things that are so complex that we cannot yet even understand them. Thank you that we were so carefully made – rather than carelessly or accidentally.

Thank you for giving us a world that we could enjoy, see beauty in, find wonder in, find food in, enjoy recreation in and learn from. Thank you that you know us and love us – and have made us with purpose

You are amazing! Thank you!

Amen.

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