Genesis 1:24-27 / Pastor David VanAcker
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds- livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
We're going to cover a lot of ground this Sunday morning. We're going to consider God's creation of the land animals and the beginning of the chapter 1 account of God's creation of mankind. Insodoing we'll see again the power of the word of God, new distinctions within God's creation, and the goodness of God's creative work. We'll also see a hint concerning the true nature of God, the uniqueness of mankind among creation, part of man's purpose, and part of man's nature. That's a lot to take in and a lot to apply to our lives. Let's pray for God's help in both—for ourselves and one another.
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All Glory Be To Christ
Memory VerseGenesis 1:29-31 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. 31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.