Listen to the Message
Genesis has the most memorable opening phrase in the history of opening phrases.
"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
"All children, except one, grow up."
"If you're looking for a self-help book or a Bible study, this isn't that book."
"Today you became a father.....and you find yourself reflecting, for the first time, on what an awesome responsibility it is to parent a child."
There's only one way to say it.
You'll find good people making questionable life choices and regrettable spur-of-the-moment decisions.
How our loving Heavenly Father can bring redemption and restoration into the most difficult of situations.
1. God created the world with intention.
"Let there be light"
After all this, God said that it was good.
How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all... (Psalm 104:24)
2. God loves His creation.
"God saw that it was good."
It can be argued today that the world is a mess.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works... (Psalm 104:31)
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1)
3. God wants us to love what He loves and who He
"... the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers." (Leviticus 25:23)
He wants us to love the people who were created in His image.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)
His creation reflects and reveals His beauty, His glory, and His majesty.
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it... (Psalm 24:1)