Lies, rebellion, serpents, curses, and divine trials are just a few of the elements of this: one of the most riveting and powerful stories ever told. Genesis chapter three records the most important event between creation and Calvary. Do you wonder why the world is the way it is? Does the present situation seem incompatible with the existence of a good and great God? This study offers answers to these and other challenging issues of life and faith. Please take time to listen and consider.
Today human life is undervalued and under-appreciated. Scientists, philosophers, and even theologians equate human and animal life, and sometimes argue that environmental pollution is a more serious evil than abortion and euthanasia. Marriage is attacked as a man-made social contract that may be discarded or redefined throughout history.
All the aforementioned issues are marvelously settled by God's word on the origin and nature of human life. This sermon considers Genesis 1-2 and the story of the first man and woman. Numerous other issues are considered: Does Darwinian macro-evolution harmonize with the Biblical record of creation? Does Genesis 1 and 2 contain two separate and contradictory creation stories? Did the Sabbath predate the Law of Moses as a "creation ordinance"? What is God's design for the family? Please listen with a Bible in hand.
Note: after delivering this sermon I was informed that the Biblical classification of "kinds" it is actually larger than the biological classification of "species". Please forgive my ill-informed equation of the two. The argument of the fixity of the species should be worded, "the fixity of kinds" (i.e. one kind of animal, or life form, does not and cannot change into another "kind"). Here is a helpful article on the Kinds/Species issue - https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/speciation/species-and-kind/
In ten english words, Moses records the creation of the universe. The brevity of the account baffles scholars and serves as one of the great proofs for the inspiration of the record, but although brief, there is a profundity to Genesis 1.1 and the following verses of this opening chapter of sacred scripture, that offers more truth than one could intellectually ingest in a life time of study. One has said, "The greatest scholar approaches Genesis one as one with a teacup approaching the ocean."
In this study we consider the two fold nature of God's work in creating and forming the Universe. We also discuss the question of how long are the "days" of Genesis. This lesson, however, is more than academic: it illustrates some wonderful truths of the Gospel and introduces us to the God who brought us and all around us into being.