This study of Genesis chapter 1 is the first of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the first book of the Bible. Learn how and why God created our world and what He considered good and blessed. Learn who helped God create our world, is evolution supported, and how we fit into the picture.
Your learning comes from reading and studying the Bible. After you have read the Scripture passage below, it's a good idea to answer the daily study questions.
1. List the things God found “good” among His creations from Genesis Chapter 1.
2. What do we learn about God from Genesis Chapter 1?
3. The word “created” (bara') in verse 1 is a verb used exclusively of God. Man could not reach the powers inherent in this word, for it describes full miracle. By the sovereign, originative power of God something absolutely new was brought into being - the heavens and the earth.
Here the author focuses interest upon all the areas of the world above, around, and below. In this phrase he includes the completed universe as it was known (or might come to be known) by the Hebrews, and all the raw material needed to make suns, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, molecules, atoms, electrons, and all the specific things and beings on the earth.
Men of science reveal that our galaxy contains more than 100 billion stars, and that our sun is 150 trillion miles from the center of our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of a small cluster of 19 galaxies, the nearest of which is 30 million light years from us (150 million trillion miles). Our research scientists, by using powerful telescopes, have made reasonably sure that there are more than a billion galaxies. They estimate the number of stars in these galaxies as close to 100 quintillion. The candle power of one of the galaxies is equal to that of 400 million suns. (Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1962 by Moody Press)
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4. Summarize below what God created each day:
5. In this chapter of Genesis we see the English word “heaven” or “the air” in verses 1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 20, 26, 28, and 30 (King James Version) which is translated from the same Hebrew word “shamayim” (shaw-mah'-yim).
Do you think the Creator created His own dwelling place i.e. heaven? Where does God live?
6. How are we made in the image of and likeness of God per verse 26 of Genesis Chapter 1?
7. What does verse 26 tell us about mankind relative to the rest of God’s creation?
8. How does verse 26 contradict the theory of evolution?
9. Who is God with when He states “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” that He would use the plural?
10. What do the following verses tell us about how the God created the universe?
11. List the 5 things God has not allowed man to rule over per verses 26-28 of Genesis Chapter 1.
12. List 5 things that God created that man was given authority to rule over.
13. Which of God’s creations did He bless?
14. List the 5 commands God gave mankind in verse 28.
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