Genesis

The Story of Creation – Week 3(a) – Genesis 1:1b-2

This Tuesday, we are continuing with our in-depth contemplation of the first creation story found in Genesis 1:1-2:4. I thought that we had an awesome discussion last week. This Tuesday we will be diving into Genesis 1:1b-2 which concludes the introductory statement to the creation account. HEAVEN AND EARTH As we discussed last week, God is …

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The Story of Creation – Week 2(b) – Genesis 1:1a

Tonight we are diving into the first three words of Scripture: “Bereshit bara Elohim.” Gen. 1:1a. The definition of epiphany is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. The purpose of our deep spiritual reading into the story Genesis …

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The Story of Creation – Week 2(a) – Genesis 1:1a

Last week we looked at an overview of the first Creation Story in Genesis 1:1-2:4a (the second Creation Story is in Genesis 2:4b-25). I think our discussion was extraordinary. This week we will be looking at the first three words of the Hebrew Scriptures: Bereshit bara Elohim (“In the beginning God created” or literally “In the beginning created God”)  This …

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The Story of Creation – Week 1(b) – Gen. 1:1-2:4

I am very excited to begin our Epiphany study of the first Creation Story in Genesis 1:1-2:4. Tonight, we are going to briefly look at some of the ancient creation mythologies that were current when the Genesis story was written. I have attached a very brief discussion on the similarities and differences between the Jewish and pagan …

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The Story of Creation – Week 1(a) – Gen. 1:1-2:4

As we begin our discussion of the Creation Story found in Genesis 1:1-2:4 this Tuesday evening, it is helpful to understand both the context in which this Story was written down and the appropriate means to approach and read this Story. Genesis Background – Scholars are uncertain as to when the Creation Story of Genesis 1 was …

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Chapter 19 – On Interpreting the mind of the sacred writer, Christians should not talk nonsense to unbelievers.

Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of the world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, …

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