Please read Genesis 1:1-2:4a and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship.
Sermon Focus: Creative Connection- Spoken into Creation
Key Verse: “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:1-4)
- The Hebrew verb for the word created is a future imperfect tense. This means that God’s creative work at the beginning of creation is an ongoing process. Do you find God’s creativity still at work in the world?
- The rhythm of the creation story is one of beautiful poetry. God speaks into the chaos and life takes shape. How do these rhythmic words testify to God’s creative power in your life?
Key Verse: “And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.” (Genesis 2:1-3)
- Rest is also an important aspect of the rhythm of God’s creative work. How and when do you take the time to rest?