Year of the Bible Week One: Creation
This is Year of the Bible Week One! As we follow Pastor Jeff’s message this weekend, we will learn:
- Why the Creator is important
- Why our time here on earth is a part of His plan
- How Jesus Christ connects all of this
Come find out from Genesis why the creation of God give us hope, help, and healing here and now!
Engaging with the Word
For Study this week:
Study and meditate on the first few chapters of Genesis throughout the week. Genesis 1-3 are great texts to read to explore creation. While reading, reflect on our Creator and our relationship with our Creator.
Key memory verse: Genesis 1:1-2
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formlessand empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Take these verses to heart and see how they might change your perspective of this world.
The title of the first book of the Bible, “Genesis”, is transliterated from the Greek work “γένεσις” which means origin. This title also derives from the very first word of the Hebrew Bible, Bereshit. This name is appropriate as the very first book of the Bible points us to the beginning of all things; God’s story starts in the beginning. We can see from the opening chapters of the Bible that before there was anything else, there was God.
Did you know?
Fragments of the Genesis story were found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (dating to the last two centuries BCE and the first century CE).
If you want to explore the Creator and creation more, be sure to check out La Casa de Cristo’s full online video study called “In The Beginning”. There are 5 episodes which take the viewer to the sites of the beginning Bible stories. It is all about the opening chapters of the Bible and the Lord of creation.