Genesis 1 looks at the big picture; a universal creation account that tells us about the beginning of the world. In Genesis 2 Moses takes a second look from a different angle at the creation of man, diving deeper into the details to teach us something about ourselves. God created man in His image, cultivated a place for him, gave him a commission and a command, and completed him by making a helper fit for him. In all this we see that we were created for relationship with God, to have a unique relationship with creation (dominion, serving, keeping), and a relationship with one another (the marriage covenant). Genesis 2 gives us a prototype of the kingdom of God - God's people in God's place under God's rule enjoying God's blessings. This shows us not only the original goodness of creation, but also points forward to the fulfillment of God's plan in the new earth.
Listen to "The Creation of Man"
PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday we will be looking into the fall of man in Genesis 3. Please read the chapter this week and consider the following questions:
- What was the serpent's strategy? What was so appealing to Eve? To Adam?
- What was the immediate result of their sin? What were the ongoing effects on mankind and creation?
- What evidence of hope and grace are evident?
- How does this story repeat itself in our lives? What do you have in common with Adam and Eve?
- How does the curse manifest itself in our day and age? How have you personally been affected?
PREPARING TO SING
If you don't know some of this songs, take time to listen and prepare to sing with us. Parents, use this as a resource to teach your children, not only so they can participate in singing, but also so that these truths would be imprinted on their hearts.
Call to Worship: Psalm 100:1-5
Glorious And Mighty (Joel Sczebel, Todd Twining, and Bob Kauflin)
The Lord Is My Salvation (Keith and Kristyn Getty)
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:18-19
All I Have Is Christ (Jordan Kauflin)
Plead For Me (Meghan Baird and Ryan Baird)
Sermon - Genesis 3
Our Song From Age To Age (Joel Sczebel)