Lesson No. 564
Genesis Chapter 1
"In THE Beginning..."

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GENESIS CHAPTER 1

The story of Creation

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.


Lesson No. 564                     “In THE Beginning..."

Genesis Chapter 1                                                       05/02/2021

1)       So….who created the heaven and the earth, and when?  (Hint: verse 1)

2)      Who is the ‘Spirit of God” and what did he do?  (Hint: verse 2)

3)      What was the first thing God created in the physical world that was dark and devoid of form, a void?  Does that tell  you anything about His character?  And who are we in this dark and void world?  (hint: verses 2, 3)

4)      Let’s look at the ‘order’ of God’s creation in verses 4-30:

a.      Verse 4 and 5- Day 1; light as well as daytime and nighttime

b.     Verse 6thru 8- Day 2; sky and heaven

c.      Verse 9 thru 13-  Day 3;  dry land or Earth and Seas and fruit/vegetation

d.     Verse 14 thru 19- Day 4; stars, time, seasons, sun, and moon

e.      Verse 20 thru 23- Day 5; sea life, birds)

f.       Verse 24 thru 30- Day 6; all mammals and man

5)      Back up, what came first, chicken or the egg?  He created life complete with ‘seed’.  (Hint: verse 11 and 12).

6)      God tells us that He made the greater and lesser light to ‘rule over us’ giving light and also so that we would have division of day and night, and for signs from God, and for seasons, days, and years.  Is there any other reason found in the Word for creating the cosmos?  How about Psalm 19: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

7)      What was the blueprint for man, what did man rule over?  To abuse or use?  (Hint: verses 26-28).  What does ‘God’s image’ mean?

8)      God gave us and all living things what for ‘meat’(verses 29-30).  So at least while every creature was in the garden, were all animals vegan?

9)      Note that after each ‘day-worth’ of creation, God said that the work product was ‘good’.  But what does He say after Day 6?  (Hint: verse 31)


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