Genesis 1:20-23

September 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Bible Study | Leave a comment
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This week’s Bible study is going to take us through a closer look at the fifth day of Creation. Let’s read the passage of scripture first:

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Again we see the Lord focusing on a specific part of the creation and filling it with life. Before we get into the text, there are a couple of terms that we’ve already looked at that we see used here. The first is the word expanse, which we saw in our study of Day 2. If you’ll remember from our study, the expanse includes everything from the land of our planet to the space where the planets, stars, and suns exist. The birds fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens. Later in the passage, we again see the phrase “after their kind”. Remember that this is an indication that each type of animal was originally made with all of the necessary genetic information for the variety of animals that we see today. As the animals continued to reproduce, the variety increased. Different events split up these animals into smaller groups and helped them continue to diversify, but they are still the same kind of animal. Continue Reading Genesis 1:20-23…

Genesis 1:6-8

August 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Bible Study | Leave a comment
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This week, we will continue our study of Genesis 1 by looking at verses 6-8. These verses cover the second day of the Creation of the universe. So that we can get into the right mind, we should first pray and seek God’s wisdom. We want to understand the scriptures the way God meant them. We do not want to add anything from science or man’s ideas or read those things into the Bible. We also have to be careful that we don’t add to the scriptures anything that we’ve been taught growing up in church. This isn’t to say that everything that you’ve heard preached is wrong; what I’m saying is that we should understand what the scripture says first and then compare that to what we’ve heard or what science says. If they line up and make sense then we should be ok. If they don’t, then we need to cling to the scripture and either adjust or reject what we’ve heard or been taught. We should desire to take God at His Word. It is a good rule of thumb that if the plain reading of the passage makes sense, that is most likely the one that is meant. Continue Reading Genesis 1:6-8…

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