“Before Anything, There is God the Creator”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began a new preaching series entitled “In the Beginning,” drawn from Genesis 1-3. This is the first part of a two-part series on Genesis 1-11 that will stretch from January through Lent up to Easter. This first week of the series I preached from Genesis 1:1-2 on the revelation of God as Creator in the book of Genesis.

At the very beginning of this message I share an update on a tragic situation within our church and lead in prayer related to this situation. The message from Genesis 1 begins right after that.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

An Introduction to Genesis

The name of the book of Genesis

The structure of Genesis

Questions raised by Genesis

Our focus in this series

Genesis as a Revelation of the Kingly Power of God

God’s power to create

God’s power to rule over creation

Genesis as a Revelation of the Creative Craftsmanship of God

God’s powerful creativity and the creation from nothing (ex nihilo)

God’s manifold creativity seen in the variety of creation

Genesis as a Revelation of the Triune God

The Father, the Eternal Word, and the Breath of God (1:1-3)The plurality within the One God (1:26)


Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

  • Memorize Genesis 1:1
  • Consider going outside this week to explore God’s creation. Even in this cold time of the year, the world is full of wonders. Notice things and give God thanks for them. 
  • Watch the Bible Project’s video, “Genesis 1”
  • Read Tremper Longman’s book How to Read Genesis
  • Listen to all or part of Joseph Haydn’s The Creation

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