Friday, September 26, 2014

Homiletics Genesis 1

Written 4 March 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Earth                                   Who?  God, Spirit of God

1
1-2
In the beginning God created heavens and earth and Spirit moved over water’s surface.
2
3-4
God said, “Let there be light” and there was and it was good and He separated light from darkness.
3
5
God called light “day” and darkness “night”, evening/morning, first day.
4
6-8
God said, “Let there be expanse to separate waters” above and below called heaven, evening/morning, second day.
5
9-13
God said, “Let waters gather and dry land appear” – seas and earth – “Let earth sprout vegetation/seed/fruit” – evening/morning, third day.
6
14-19
God said, “Let there be lights”: greater - day, lesser – night, stars – evening/morning, fourth day.
7
20-23
God said, “Let waters teem with creatures and birds fly – be fruitful/multiply”, evening/morning, fifth day.
8
24-25
God said, “Let earth bring forth cattle, beasts” and it was good.
9
26-28
God said, “Let us make man in our image, be fruitful/multiply, rule creatures”, male/female.
10
29-31
God gave every plant for food to men and beast, it was good, evening/morning, sixth day.

 


Divisions:

1
1-8
God created the heavens, earth and light, day and night and separated waters with heaven on 1st and 2nd days.
Principle:
God is a methodical planner, creating the foundation of His creation on the first and second days.
2
9-19
God created seas, earth and plants, sun, moon and stars on 3rd and 4th days.
Principle:
God built upon the foundation, creating the elements that were required to sustain life on days three and four.
3
20-31
God created sea creatures, birds, cattle, beasts and man (in His image) and gave them all plants to eat on 5th and 6th days.
Principle:
God’s creation is perfectly planned and executed, culminating in the forming of man in God’s own image from dust.
God wanted relationship with man so He labored for six days to create the perfect environmental and atmospheric conditions to sustain the life of the one created in His own image.
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Principle:
 

 

Subject Sentence:

God created all things in six days.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMCAT see the remarkable power and creativity of God.
TCMNCAT

 

Application:

1
What aspect of creation that took place on days one and two impacted you most and why?
How does the earth, heavens and light reflect God’s creativity?
In what way has the creation of the 1st and 2nd days drawn you closer to God?
What is significant about the order in which God created on the 1st and 2nd days?
2
What aspect of creation that took place on days three and four impacted you most and why?
How do the seas, plants and celestial lights reflect God’s creativity?
In what way has the creation of the 3rd and 4th days drawn you closer to God?
What conditions had to exist before God could create what He did on the 3rd and 4th days?
3
What aspect of creation that took place on days five and six impacted you most and why?
How do creatures reflect God’s creativity?
In what way has the creation of the 5th and 6th days drawn you closer to God?
What conditions had to exist before God could create what He did on the 5th and 6th days?
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