CTK North Bay
Where It All Began
September 25, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 1:1-2:3,

Where It All Began

September 25, 2022   /   Dan McEvoy   /   Genesis 1:1-2:3   /   CTK North Bay

Opening Question: 

How did I get here?

Genesis 1:1 (ESV); John 21:25 (NIV); Genesis 1:2-5 (ESV); Genesis 1:26–27 (ESV)

זָכָר “zakar” = male 

נְקֵבָה “neqebah” = female

Creation Account Tells Us…

Who made us – Genesis 1:26 (ESV)
We were made with purpose – Genesis 1:28 (ESV)
What God thinks of us – Genesis 1:31 (ESV)

⇒ Your is based on who you are, not what you do.

Genesis 2:1-3 (ESV)

⇒ Our is tested in rest.

⇒ Our choice depends on our in God’s goodness.

Genesis 2:16-17 (ESV); 1 John 4:10 (NLT); Romans 5:8 (ESV)

Closing Question:

How did I get here?

This Week’s Spiritual Practice:

Stop, trust, and rest.

 


 

Theme: You Count in Creation

Reflect Together:

What impacted you the most from last week’s reading that you expressed in your Genesis Growth Guide also well as learned from last Sunday’s gathering?

Share Together:

What do you find as the most interesting animal God created and why?

Read Together:

Genesis 1:1-2:3 (divide reading within your group)

Discuss Together:
  • After reading afresh the creation account, what is one aspect that stood out for you? How is it written more like a poem than a lab report?
  • What two foundational truths does verse 1 announce?
  • What is it that makes humanity distinct from the rest of creation?
  • What does it mean for us as people to bear the image of God? What responsibilities come with being made in God’s image?
  • What does Genesis 1 teach us about God? About how we matter?
  • What is the goal of creation? How does the way Genesis 1 is written point to this goal?
  • How does the creation account empower you to be “fruitful and multiply” in your life this week? How can you use prayer to fulfill your calling in this?
Pray Together:

Share how any progress God has answered prayer as well as requests.

Next Week’s Reminder:

In preparation for next week’s gathering and Group, remember to read Genesis 3-4 and write your responses in your growth guide.

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