The God of Order (Genesis 1:1-10)Joe Khan, January 29, 2012
Part of the Beginning: Genesis 1-12 series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Genesis 1:1 is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. However, in our thinking it can easily become just a proof text for creation instead of the wonderful revelation of God it was intended to be. Pastor Joe pushes the debates about creation and evolution aside to see a deeper truth about our God that answers our deepest needs.
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1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 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.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (ESV)