Apr 12, 2021
We invite you to join with us as we start a new series, "Genesis - In The Beginning".
One of the most fundamental of all truths found in scripture is located in the first book of the Bible. Our scripture verse for today's teaching is - Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 1, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
Let's start off with something we call "the creation equation." It's simple - WHO + WHAT + HOW = WHY.
WHO - The book of Genesis makes what we call the "God assumption." God has left us a wealth of evidence that points to His existence - Scripture affirms that in Romans, Chapter 1, Verses 19-20 and in Acts, Chapter 14, Verse 17.
WHAT - So what did God accomplish? He created the "heavens and the earth" - literally, everything in the material universe. He is responsible for everything in existence. There are many verses that point to the Creator God, such as Revelation, Chapter 4, Verse 11.
HOW - The How is that God spoke the universe into existence. In Genesis 1 there are no less than 12 times where God speaks the universe and creation into existence. He is the Creator, He is the source of all life, and He is the sustainer of all that He has created.
WHY - Remember our equation? The Why is the important part of this formula. God's primary purpose for creating the heavens and the earth and everything in them was, is, and always will be for His glory. Check out Psalm, Chapter 148, Verses 1 - 3. At Crossgate Church we have a single purpose, "We make more and better disciples for Jesus Christ." Our highest priority is, "To worship God and focus on His glory."