Learning from Genesis 1 (24): The eternal God and His everlasting love

As we come to the end of this series on "Learning from Genesis 1", let us return to the Bible's first words, "In the beginning, God", let us think about the eternal God, and let us open our hearts to his everlasting love. ‘Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations... From everlasting …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (23): God’s Gift – Eternal Salvation

Genesis 1:30 - “I have given” The gift of God – Life is God’s gift. He is our Creator. Salvation is God’s gift. Jesus is our Saviour. The Holy Spirit is God’s gift. He has come to live in us. He will take us to live with God – to give glory to God forevermore. …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (20): Created And Called

"So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27). Created in the image of God - this is our high calling. As we journey through life, we're being called to become more like our God - filled with His love and His holiness. …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (19): The Beginning Of Conflict And The Promise Of Victory

This post begins in Genesis 1, takes us on to Genesis 3, and far beyond that - to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! “Created in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26-27) - “God saw everything that He had created … it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). At the end of Genesis 1, things couldn’t …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (17): Jesus is Lord! – He Gives His Victory To Us.

Genesis 1:24 - The “beast” Whenever we read, in God’s Word, about “the beast”, we are reminded that we face constant and determined opposition from Satan, the enemy of our souls. Whenever we feel that Satan is getting the upper hand, let us remind him that Jesus is Lord. Genesis 1:25 - “every thing that …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (16): God’s Great Faithfulness

Genesis 1:23 - “the evening and the morning” The repeated pattern of nature – evening, morning, evening, morning… – speaks to us of God’s great faithfulness. Without the sustaining power of God of perfect faithfulness and constant love, our world would return to chaos – “without form and void” (1:2). Whatever changes may take place …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (15): Blessed By The Lord

Genesis 1:22 - “God blessed them” What a great thing it is to be blessed by the Lord. Without His blessing, we have nothing. We must never forget these challenging words of Jesus; “Without Me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). What a great challenge they are to our human pride. When we think we …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (14): Bearing fruit for Jesus Christ, the risen Lord

Genesis 1:11 – “the fruit tree yielding fruit” We bear fruit as we build our lives on the Word of the Lord (Psalm 1). There is the fruit of the Spirit in our own lives (Galatians 5:22-23). There is the fruit of God at work in the lives upon whom we are able to exert a …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (13): Out of the darkness – and into the light

Genesis 1:5 – “Day and Night” It’s like the difference between Day and Night. What a great change there is in us when the Lord brings us out of our darkness and into His light. Genesis 1:6 - “a firmament” Firm – We have a firm foundation upon which to build our faith. There is …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (12): The day and the night, the light and the darkness.

"God called the light day, and the darkness he called night" (Genesis 1:5). Here, we read about the day and the night. We, also, read about the light and the darkness. There is physical light. That's daytime. There is, also, physical darkness. That's night time. What are we to say about daytime and night time? …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (8): A voice from the ancient past

Genesis 1 From its very first verse, the Bible speaks to us as a voice from the ancient past and a message for our present and our future. The Bible speaks to every generation because it is a Word that comes to us from the eternal God, the everlasting God, the God who is both …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (5): Back to the beginning

Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is our only starting-point. We begin with the eternal God. Before there was creation, there is God. There is nothing beyond God. He is the Beginning. Genesis 1:2 - “darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (2): Read about Jesus. Learn about God, your Creator.

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27). Here, in the Bible's first chapter, we have the big picture - the creation of the heavens and the …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (1): “In the beginning, God”

"In the beginning, God" (Genesis 1:1). Here, we are taken back to eternity, back to the eternal God. There is nothing beyond this. There is nothing beyond Him. "God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). He is the Lord of heaven and earth. The mention of heaven and earth in the Bible's opening …

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