The Story of
Bible Study Lesson from
Here is the beginning of a
Bible study for the book of Genesis and how it
applies to our daily living. The story of creation
as presented in these passages of scripture and,
believe it or not, seems to support the big bang
But, this passage can also
mean the beginning of God's relationship with man
(and woman ).
In the beginning God created the heavens and the
2 Now the earth was formless
and empty, darkness was over the surface of the
deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the
3 And God said, "Let there be
light," and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was
good, and He 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 morningthe first day.
6 And God said, "Let there be
an expanse between the waters to separate water
7 So God made the expanse and
separated the water under the expanse from the
water above it. And it was so.
8 God called the expanse
"sky." And there was evening, and there was
morningthe second day.
9 And God said, "Let the
water under the sky be gathered to one place, and
let dry ground appear." And it was so.
10 God called the dry ground
"land," and the gathered waters he called "seas."
And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the
land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and
trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it,
according to their various kinds." And it was so.
12 The land produced
vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their
kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it
according to their kinds. And God saw that it was
13 And there was evening, and
there was morningthe third day.
14 And God said, "Let there
be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the
day from the night, and let them serve as signs to
mark seasons and days and years,
15 and let them be lights in
the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth."
And it was so.
16 God made two great
lightsthe greater light to govern the day and
the lesser light to govern the night. He also made
17 God set them in the
expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 to govern the day and the
night, and to separate light from darkness. And God
saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and
there was morningthe fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the
water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly
above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
21 So God created the great
creatures of the sea and every living and moving
thing with which the water teems, according to
their kinds, and every winged bird according to its
kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 God blessed them and said,
"Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the
water in the seas, and let the birds increase on
23 And there was evening, and
there was morningthe fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the
land produce living creatures according to their
kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the
ground, and wild animals, each according to its
kind." And it was so.
25 God made the wild animals
according to their kinds, the livestock according
to their kinds, and all the creatures that move
along the ground according to their kinds. And God
saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us
make man in our image, in our likeness, and let
them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of
the air, over the livestock, over all the earth,
and over all the creatures that move along the
27 So God created man in his
in the image of God he
male and female he created
28 God blessed them and said
to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill
the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the
sea and the birds of the air and over every living
creature that moves on the ground."
29 Then God said, "I give you
every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole
earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in
it. They will be yours for food.
30 And to all the beasts of
the earth and all the birds of the air and all the
creatures that move on the groundeverything
that has the breath of life in itI give every
green plant for food." And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had
made, and it was very good. And there was evening,
and there was morningthe sixth
1 Thus the heavens and the
earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had
finished the work he had been doing; so on the
seventh day he rested from all his work.
3 And God blessed the seventh
day and made it holy, because on it he rested from
all the work of creating that he had done.
is the Word of the Lord ... It is meant to change
the way we think, and the way we live.
by Bob Pardue
The Story of
universe just "happen"?
Ask any given scientist or
historian and you'll get hundreds of answers. Some
say that there was an explosion started from
nothing which caused the universe to
I'm not sure how you feel
about this but I find it very hard to believe that
the universe, the sun, the moon, the earth, the
oceans & lakes, the animals, the insects, the
germs, and people all came about in perfect
precision because of a blast from a single atom.
And, who created that single
Big Bang and
However, I also believe in my
humble understanding, that this hypothesis fully
supports the creation theory and the story of God
creating all things.
If the universe was created
from nothing, who or what started the process. If
you resound that the universe was created -
then you need a Creator, don't you?
Creation vs. Intelligent
Genesis tells us that God
created all things from nothing which ties into the
big bang theory and the teachings of intelligent
It is just as easy for me to
believe that an all-loving, all-knowing God put the
universe and the earth together and set it in
motion as it is to trust the remarkable story of
the big bang theory.
Faith Is Not
But, don't think of God's
creation in terms of science. He is more than that.
God created all of this and made us in His image
because He wanted us as His companions and to have
somebody to love. It's that simple.
I don't know if I could go
through life believing that I am just a freak of
nature which just "happened" and put on this earth
only to live, work, die, and then be forgotten.
What kind of existence would
Why Are We Here?
According to the Bible, we
were placed on this earth to work God's plan He has
for all of us.
There is no greater reward
than doing what God asks us to do and now, through
Christ, we have the promise
of eternal life if we
Hard to Believe?
Is it any less likely that
God created the earth and us than to believe that
God is just particles in space - gas?
God is not gas. That's very
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
decision to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
John 3:16 for more
Bible Study Lessons from
is set up with a Silver Cup
Reveals Himself to His Family
Blesses His Family
Verses and lessons about creation of mankind
in the beginning are from Life Application Study
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