In Genesis 3, we come to the saddest moment in human history. When Adam and Eve sinned, we all sinned. In this passage, we find the explanation for why the world is the way it is, but we also find hope in Jesus Christ who offers us something better than the fruit of the garden; He offers us Himself.
Though we are not all married, we see what marriage points us to. The union of husband and wife is giving way to an even greater union that depends upon faith and repentance, as the Bride of Christ, the Church, is joined to the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, and where we are His and He is ours.
In our text, we get a picture of the good life, the way things are supposed to be, and the way things will be once again. Though we all have failed to live perfectly before our Creator and King, Jesus Christ lived the perfect life and died the death we deserved to die and was raised from the dead in victory over sin and death, so that we can have eternal life through faith in Him.
After forming and filling the earth in six days, God rested on the seventh day. In this sermon, we’ll look at what God rested from, and why the seventh day is central, not only to creation, but also to the destiny of God’s people.
In Genesis 1, we see the apex of a fully formed and fully filled world. Looking at the second three days of creation, we see a remarkable correspondence to the first three days of creation, where God wondrously fills the creation He has formed, and how God can fill us with His forgiveness and righteousness.
In Genesis 1, we read the literal history of what God did when He created the heavens and the earth. Looking at the first three days of creation, we see the forming of the world that was once formless, and how God can bring form out of the chaos of our lives.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." These words are more than an introduction to the first book of the Bible. These words are absolutely essential to understanding what the world is, who we are in the world, and who God is in relationship to us and His creation.


August 18, 2019
This is a stand-alone sermon by Dean Splane.