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Every Wednesday until May 18, 2022

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Category: Wednesday Nights

 

 

September Study Schedule:

  • 9/1
    • Passage : Genesis 1:1-2
    • At Home Passages :
      • Genesis 1:3-5
        Key Questions
        1. What is the first thing God makes after he makes the heavens and earth?
        2. How did God create light? What does this tell us about God? His Word?
        3. What was God’s opinion of the light? Describe all the good things light does for us.
        4. What would happen if God didn’t “separate the light from the darkness” to make day and night?
        5. How did God describe the “first day?” Answer: Day/night, Evening/morning, like any regular day.
        ►Put the big idea into your own words / sentence. Focus on God’s power to create by His Word.
        ►Other activities might include: looking up more verses on light, imagining what the source of the light
        God created might have been (the sun wasn’t created until Day 4, and since this first light was created, it
        cannot be God Himself).

      • Genesis 1:6-13
        *Continue asking questions drawn right from the text. The obvious themes of this passage are:
        - Creation of the atmosphere / sky (waters above). So now there’s a watery planet with a
        watery atmosphere around it.
        - God naming the skies / outer space “Heaven.”
        - The appearance of a day land mass in the midst of the ocean or watery planet. (Note:
        Scientists have long thought that the continents used to be one land mass, evidenced by
        them fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle. This seems to accord with the biblical record, and
        it would have been very likely for the land mass to begin splitting apart during the flood).
        - God names the dry land “Earth” and the waters “Sea.”
        - The repetition of the phrases “It was so” and the creation being pronounced “good.”
        - Plants are spoken into existence, and they reproduce “each according to its kind.” (Note:
        God made the plants in a state whereby they could immediately bear fruit / seed.)
        ►For the big idea, focus on the wisdom of God as the amazing orderliness of His creation unfolds [i.e.,
        water, then light, then land, then plants].

  • 9/15
    • Passage : Genesis 1:14-19
    • At Home Passages :
      • Genesis 1:20-23
        Key Questions
        1. What phrase is repeated and what does it teach us? “And God said . . .”
        2. What did God make on Day 5? Enjoy naming a bunch of sea creatures and birds!
        3. What phrase do you see repeated twice to describe how God designed these creatures?
        “according to its kind”
        4. What does God do for the first time in v. 22? He blessed these creatures and commands them
        to multiply!
        5. Are these creatures still obeying their Creator?
        ►In your big idea, capture the glory of God in His creativity and the personal interest He takes in His
        creation. There are literally billions of sea creatures and we are still discovering new ones today, and
        thousands upon thousands of birds, and the Lord blessed them all, every single one of them!

      • Genesis 1:24-25
        ►Ask similar questions to force answers right out of the text, and note the repetition of creation
        according to kinds. The Doctrine of Kinds is one of the strongest rebuttals of Darwinian Evolution!
        ►Consider researching a blog or article about creation according to kinds on the websites of Answers in
        Genesis or The Institute of Creation Research. Share your findings with your family.
        ►Enjoy letting each family member tell his or her favorite animals and why they are so.
        ►Stand amazed at God the Creator and the creation of God, but ask, “At this point, what’s missing?”
  • 9/22

LESSON 3 – “The Crown of Creation”
Passage: Genesis 1:26-28
Key Questions
1. What did God say at the beginning of Day 6? And to whom did He say it?
2. What is going to be different about man as compared to all other creatures?
3. What did God create man to do? What will man have to possess in order to do what God made
him to do? [HINT: This goes directly to what it means to be made in God’s image.]
4. What are the two sexes / genders of man which God created? Are both sexes created in the
image of God? If we try to reject or deny our biological sex, what are we saying about God?
5. What is the first thing God did after creating man and woman?
6. What are the first commands God gives to man and woman?
Big Idea: Human beings are special. Of all the things God made, only people can glorify their Creator by
reflecting His image and filling the earth with His image and ruling over and caring for the earth!
Application Question: How can we show that we value human life above all other life on earth?
*Read Psalm 8 and think about how amazing it is that God created people in His image.
AT HOME PASSAGES
Genesis 1:29-31
Key Questions
1. Who is God talking to now? [Don’t miss this awesome truth – God speaks to man!]
2. What does this teach us about God and man? [God wants to have a relationship with mankind
and mankind is able to have a relationship with the Creator.]
3. What did God give for food to the first man and woman?
4. What did God give for food to all the animals?
5. What is different about our food and the animals’ food today? [Death and predation.]
6. What did God think about everything He had made in six days?
7. Many scientists claim that animals killed and ate one another for millions of years before man
ever evolved upon the earth. Assess that faulty theory in light of God’s pronouncement on Day
Six of “Behold, it was very good.”
►As you formulate the big idea of the passage, emphasize the goodness of the creation in the
beginning, and the provision of the Creator with no death, no violence, no pain anywhere on earth.
Genesis 2:1-3
1. Can you imagine a God so great that He made everything in six days? Worship Him!
2. What did God do on Day 7? What did God say about Day 7? Why?
3. Did Moses invent the Sabbath day principle in the Law?
►The Principle of the Sabbath Day teaches us four main things: 1) God is our perfect model to imitate. 2)
We are human and need rest. 3) Our work and effort is only possible because of God’s prior work. 4) We
must learn to rest (trust) in the perfect, finished work of God in Christ Jesus who is Lord of the Sabbath.
*Read Mark 2:23-27 and Hebrews 4 to reinforce these truths.

 

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