This week we are studying Genesis 3:1-6. In the interaction between the serpent (Satan) & Eve we see the first temptation of humankind. In their conversation we receive an amazing picture of the nature of temptation and the subsequent entrance of sin into God’s creation. If we are to battle against sin & temptation the way that Scripture calls us to we would do well to understand more clearly how temptations works and what the extent of sin is. Join us as we explore these topics together this evening.
Tonight we begin Gensis 3 by looking at verse one. In this verse we are introduced to the serpent. This serpent is described by the author as “crafty” and as created by God. Who is this serpent? How are we to understand Moses’ introduction of this character? Join us as we explore these questions that will lead us to a significant conversation on Satan and his schemes.
The very first institution that God institutes is marriage. In Genesis 2:21-24 we find the very first marriage instituted by God. What is God’s view of marriage? How does God’s view of marriage align with our culture’s view of marriage? How does God’s view of marriage align with the church’s view of marriage? God’s design and desire for marriage may be grander than we ever imagined. Join us as we study Genesis 2 and the rest of Scripture to try and better understand how we are called to view and understand marriage.
The issue of gender and gender roles is a significant one in our culture today. The Church is not immune to this topic and has varying opinions on gender and the roles of men and women. In Genesis 2:18-22 we are confronted with the topic of gender and the roles of men and women. What does it mean that God created woman to be a helper to Adam? What does it mean that God made her “fit for him?” Are men and women equal in God’s eyes? Did God create men and women for different roles? Join us as we study Genesis 2:18-22 and discover why God created woman.
Tonight our passage is Genesis 2:8-17. As we study this passage we will be looking at the Garden of Eden. What do we learn about the garden in tonights text? What do we learn about God? How does Eden point us to a greater reality and promise that is to come. Join us as we look at this powerful passage.
Tonight we look at Genesis 2:4-7 and the beginning of a seemingly second creation account. In tonight’s passage we see that Moses is once again trying emphasize what was the crown jewel of God’s creative work. Join us as we study this passage and see what it means for us that mankind is creation’s masterpiece.
We look at Genesis 2:1-3 tonight and we come to the topic of Sabbath. While the idea of Sabbath has long been debated and there was probably no other category of the Law that created more burden than the idea of Sabbath, we must ask ourselves is this what God intended when He rested on the seventh day? Join us tonight as we explore these three verses and seek to understand what God is doing and what it looks like for us to have a God-centered view of Sabbath rest.
Tonight we look at the final verses of Genesis 1. In verses 26-31 we find God giving the first commands to Adam & Eve. While there are specifics to the commands that God gives they can be categorized as commands to “work.” The first call of God on the lives of His creation was a call to get to work. While we often don’t look at work through a positive lens, the fact that God has created work must cause us to consider whether we have viewed work incorrectly. Join us as we pursue a God-centered understanding of work and how work should draw us to see the Gospel even more clearly in our lives.
In Genesis 1:24-27 we come to the sixth day of creation. In tonight’s passage we find God creating the beasts of the field, livestock and creeping things. We find that the crown jewel of all that God has made, though, is the creation of man. Moses emphasizes in these verses that mankind has been created in God’s image (Imago Dei). What does this mean? What does this teach us about ourselves? What does this teach us about God? Join us as we look at these powerful verses.
This week we look at Genesis 1:3-23 and the first five days of creation. When looking at the work of creation it would seem, by listening to many of the voices today, that the age of the earth is of prime importance. Do we live on a young earth or an old earth? Does Genesis 1:3-23 speak of literal twenty-four hour days or does each day represent a span of time? Join us as we study this passage to see if Scripture sees these questions as essential or if Scripture presents to us subject matter of much greater importance.