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 fourth week of the series, Pastor Ruth Carver preached about the creation of humanity from Genesis 1 and 2.
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
The Creation of Humanity – Big Picture (Genesis 1:26-31)
- God made mankind in His own image (Imago Dei).
- God made them to rule over all other living things.
- God made them male and female.
- It was very good.
The Creation of Humanity – Zeroing in for a Closer Look (Genesis 2:5-24)
- God formed the first man from the dust of the earth.
- God gave him work to do.
- God saw that something was lacking.
- God formed the first woman.
- God established marriage.
A Biblical View of Humanity
- Human beings are not accidents.
- People are more important than the environment.
- God created the two sexes, male and female.
- Our purpose as human beings is “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”.
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Watch Noel Paul Stookey singing his Wedding Song inspired in part by Genesis chapter 2
- Watch and listen to portions of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Creation (Die Schöpfung): Adam and Eve’s duet segment (in German with English supertitles starting at 1:19:21) and the wonderful chorus, “The Heavens Are Telling” (in English)
- Listen to the imaginative meditation-sermon by James Weldon Johnson called “The Creation” from his 1927 sermon compilation, God’s Trombones