In Genesis, the book of beginnings, God is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer, who brought all things into being. The fall quarter surveys the book of Genesis in developing sessions on God’s creation of the universe, earth, and people. It also details how God continues to co-labor with sinful humanity in reconciling and re-creating order in all things.
UNIT 1 • God Created the World
This unit has five sessions. They concentrate on God’s creating the universe, earth, and people and then declaring all things created good. Although God created and sustains all life, humankind is special to God and unique. Session Four explores how God established the institution of marriage and the process of reproduction in order to populate the earth. Session Five explains how humankind chose to do wrong and thus introduced sin into God’s perfectly created world.
Lesson 1: September 2, 2018
God Created the Heavens and Earth
The wonders of the universe amaze even the keenest of human minds. Who is responsible for such marvelous and breathtaking creativity? God is the Creator of all these marvelous wonders.
Lesson 2: September 9, 2018
God Created Plants and Animals
People’s life experiences sometimes lead them to question whether the universe is ordered or unpredictably chaotic. How do the diverse parts of nature work together? God brought order to the universe God made, establishing the heavenly bodies and filling the sea, sky, and land with diverse and abundant life.