Genesis 1:3-2:3 – God’s Work of Creation

“The church’s central message is the cross and resurrection of Christ. It is the message we call the gospel, the good news of salvation to sinful humanity through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. But that message comes to us in the midst of a larger truth, without which there is no context for either affirming or understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ. And that is the entire story of God’s dealing with humanity that includes the Genesis account of how God brought the world into being…. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes no sense unless you put it in the context of the total story of God’s creative and redemptive work, from Genesis to Revelation.”
Al Mohler

Isaiah 40:28a
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

Colossians 1:16
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Read Genesis 1:3-2:3.

In the first chapter of the book of Genesis, you begin to see the gospel and its implications for the people of Israel and for God’s new creation. The same God who prepares and forms and fills the earth and gives his people rest is the One who does the same thing in the history of Israel in bringing his people into the promised land. And it is this same Jesus who is, even now, preparing a place of rest for us. He is the one who has formed us and is preparing us a place to rest. He is the eternal Word, Jesus, through whom all the creative work is accomplished and the same one who stands to save.

What do you notice about God in his work of creation? How can this help you reflect on the new creation? How does the understanding of God in his work of creation and re-creation impact your daily life and worship?

Creation Hymn by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Posted on: September 3, 2015 - 10:00PM

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