Sunday Morning - June 22, 1997
Text: Genesis 1:3-31
Genesis 1:3-5 "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."
God &ldots; 32 times in 26 verses
God said &ldots; ten times in vv 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29
Let &ldots; fourteen times in vv 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 20, 22, 24, 26
God saw &ldots; seven times in vv 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31
Good &ldots; seven times in vv 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31
Light &ldots; ten times in vv 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18
Darkness &ldots; four times in vv 2, 4, 5, 18
Divided &ldots; five times in vv 4, 6, 7, 14, 18
Formlessness to Form
Emptiness to Habitation
Sun, Moon, Stars
Air & Water
Dry land plants
Genesis 1:6-8 "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, &ldots; the second day."
Genesis 1:9-13 "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. &ldots;the third day."
Genesis 1:14-19 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament &ldots; 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. &ldots;the fourth day."
Genesis 1:20-23 "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth &ldots;the fifth day."
Genesis 1:24-31 "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. &ldots;26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion &ldots;the sixth day."
GOD IS SOVEREIGN AND POWERFUL
Genesis 1:3 "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
GOD IS PERSONAL
Genesis 1:26-27 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: &ldots; 27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
GOD IS GOOD AND HE SEES US
Genesis 1:31 "&ldots;God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good&ldots;"
Psalms 145:17-19 "The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 18. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them."
Psalms 139:11-12 "If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."
GOD IS TO BE IN CHARGE
Psalms 33:8-9 "Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."
Psalms 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO SUPPLY OUR NEEDS
Genesis 1:28-29 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, &ldots; 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."
Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Matthew 6:8 "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
GOD HAS WISDOM TO CREATE ALL THAT HE DID
James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
GOD DIVIDED LIGHT FROM DARKNESS
Genesis 1:4 "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."
2 Corinthians 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?"
John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
Romans 13:12 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
1 John 1:6 "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:"
NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."
Isaiah 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."
Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain."
2 Peter 3:10-11 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,"
2 Peter 3:13 "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."