The Big Picture: Creation (2/18/12)


We all love good stories. We love to flock into movie theatres every year to watch them. We like to buy books to read them. We like to listen to music that tells them. That is no accident that stories often can deeply help us identify with life and issues.

That isn t an accident because God is telling a story, a story in which all other stories fit inside. The grand story can be summarized in four words: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Consummation. This week we will look at the first aspect of God s story in creation.


Genesis 1, Colossians 1:16-17


  • What did God create?
  • Is there anything outside of the scope of God s creation?(i.e., things we can t see)

Gospel Connection-

In creation we see God making the world the way He intended it to be. No sin, no pain, and no brokenness. Only perfect fellowship with God and man. God created us therefore He makes the rules and He cares about our lives.

Unfortunately creation no longer looks the way it was intended to be, this is a result of sin and it infects us all. Jesus came to restore not only us but creation back to himself.

Practical Questions-

  • What in your life could change in light of knowing God created all things?

Memory Verse-

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16


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