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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, …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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The Story of Creation – Introduction – Genesis 1

For our Epiphany small group Bible study this year of 2020, we will read through the first creation story found in Genesis 1:1-2:3. For our first lesson, we will have an overview of the entire story and then spend the remaining six weeks in Epiphany digging deep into this story. Our study …
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