In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
When I began to study Genesis over the summer the number of translation, grammatical, exegetical, and theological questions surrounding the first two verses of Genesis really caught me off guard. What seems so simple on the surface is bubbling with necessary decisions just below the surface. We may not find some of the answers to some of the questions on this side of heaven. And yet one thing is certain: the point of this passage is to highlight the sovereign and unique work of God to bring about the creation of all things outside of himself. Please pray that above all, we'd all leave the sermon on Sunday with a greater appreciation of the greatness of God and its implications for every aspect of our lives!
Memory VerseJames 1:22-24 - be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.