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Week 5: Sermon of the Week

Genesis 1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is “In the beginning God.” 

When you take a minute to stop and realize that the world was not created the day you were born, this is when you realize there is more to this world than you. God was here before the beginning. Space and time were not created when God was formed because God was never formed. God formed ALL space and ALL time and ALL we see and ALL we do not see. This is a difficult concept to wrap our minds around, but God has no time. There are two things a growing Christian or a searching soul needs to understand about this passage.

  1. God is bigger than your problems. God is bigger than your bad. God is bigger than everything you are dealing with. Allow me to speak a deep theological perspective to you, God is really big and really smart, and we are not God. In the book of Job, God asked Job in chapter 38, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
    Tell Me, if you have understanding.
    Who determined its measurements?
    Surely you know!
    Or who stretched the [b] line upon it?
    To what were its foundations fastened?
    Or who laid its cornerstone,
    When the morning stars sang together,
    And all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
  2. God was there at the beginning because he created the beginning.  God knows a thing or two because he has seen a thing or two. 
  3. In the beginning, there was darkness and there was a void, kind of like what some people may be experiencing in their lives right now. If this is you, understand that where there is darkness, God spoke light.  Where there is a void, God gives fulfillment and substance. God created all. He created all with a personal thought of you in mind. He saw your struggles and he sees your insecurities. He knows about your fears and your depression.

Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified[a] you.”   

So when you see the doubt in and of yourself, realize that in the beginning God and at the end God. If you are in Gods hand, then you are in the hands of the very one who spoke his life and existence into existence. 

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