And God Said…: “Let There Be” – Genesis 1:1-5 – Pastor Bruce Lerum

When God said, “Let there be…,” all of creation was set in action.

Through God’s speech at creation, our relationship with Him also begun.

Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”

Our relationship with God is much like that of the vineyard stewards.

We, also, are rebelliousrejecting God.

Mark 12:3-4 “But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully.”

Knowing and acknowledging who is in charge are two different things.

Another translation for “Let there be” could be “God is in charge.”

Ephesians 1:9-10 “He made known to us the mystery … to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

Study Questions:

1. The creation story is an old story that continues today. How is that? In what ways do you see creation unfolding?

2. Creation was perfect until sin arrived. What did sin do to our relationship with God? (See Genesis 3 – Story of Adam and Eve)

3. How did God’s “Let there be” at creation become Jesus resurrection? (Think about it in relation to the parable in Mark 12:1-12)

4. God has all authority in heaven and on earth. How can we know that God has that authority and still not acknowledge it in our own lives?