“The Genesis 1 Account of Creation”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our 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 second week of the series I preached from Genesis 1:1-2:3, walking through the Genesis 1 account of creation.

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.

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)

Approaching Genesis 1:1-2:3

The relationship between faith and science

The limitations of human understanding

Openness to receive Genesis on its own terms 

The Flow and Structure of Genesis 1:1-2:3

God’s ordering of creation through separation

God creates domains and then the entities which exist within them

The structure and variety within God’s creation

The “10” of creation and the “7” of God’s creation

The supremacy of God over all creation and all others

Day 0 (1:2)
Void and Vacuum
Day 1 (1:3-5)
Day 4 (1:14-19)
Day 2 (1:6-8)
Waters below
Day 5 (1:20-23)
Aviary life
Marine life
Day 3 (1:9-13)
Dry land 
Day 6 (1:24-31)
Land animals 
Human beings
Day 7 (2:1-3)
Creation completed

Genesis 1:1-2:3 and God 

God the Kingly Priest

God the Author of Delight

Dig Deeper

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

  • Memorize Genesis 1:1-2 or Psalm 19:1
  • Draw, ink, or paint the account of creation in Genesis 1:1-2:3. As you do that, thank and praise God for the wonderful variety of His creation. When you finish, consider sharing your prayer reflections and/or artistry with a friend.
  • Watch the Bible Project’s video, “Genesis 1”
  • Read one of the following:

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