“A Garden and a Gardener, Four Rivers and Two Trees” (Genesis 2)

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 third week of the series I preached from Genesis 2:4-15, walking through the Genesis 2 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)

The Toledot Structure of Genesis

Ten toledot in Genesis:

The story of God’s work with generations and peoples

God Creates a Garden (2:8-10)

God is not only a craftsman but a gardener or farmer

God brings forth beauty and diversity in creation

God Creates a Gardener (2:7-8, 15)

God the gardener creates humanity as sub-gardeners

Humanity is rooted in creation

God’s Garden and the Four Rivers (2:10-14)

The one river 

The four rivers

God’s Garden and the Two Trees (2:9)

The garden with many trees

The two trees in the middle of the garden


Dig Deeper

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

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