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The Creation of the World

This is the first in a series of Bible studies that gives a brief chronological overview of the entire Bible – from Creation to the imminent return of Christ.

Discussion Groups

Break everyone into three groups and give them the instructions as listed below:

Group 1

Read Genesis 1:1-8 and discuss the following questions:

  • Verse 3 says that God created light on the first day, but later we read in verses 14-16 that God created the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day. What, then, was the “light” that He created on day 1?
  • When God separated the light from the dark, calling the light “day” and the dark “night” – thus making up one day, was this the first rotation of the earth or is it talking about something else?
  • What water is God separating in verses 6-8? Where is the water above the sky?

Group 2

Read Genesis 1:9-19 and discuss the following questions:

  • If God is all-powerful, why did He take six days to create& form the world?
  • If God created plants on day 3, but He created the sun on day 4, how did the plants survive without light and heat from the sun?
  • Verse 18 says that these lights were created to separate the light from the darkness. How does lights separate light from the darkness?

Group 3

Read Genesis 1:20-31 and discuss the following questions:

  • Why did God create birds & fish on one day, but land animals on another day?
  • Did God create Ogopogos? (Or Lochness Monsters)
  • Did God create dinosaurs?
  • In what two ways was man different from the rest of creations (according to these verses)?
  • Look at verses 29-30 – Did God create all animals and man to be vegetarians?

Survey Says…

Gather everyone back together and go over their findings.

Read Genesis Chapter 2 as a group.

In pairs, come up with at least one application for us today from this chapter. (Example: Because God planted a wonderful garden for Adam and provided a companion for him, I can know that God will always provide for me.)

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