Lesson 1 – The Creator Stands Out

Prayz FM Evangelistic Series 2015

The Bible begins with the words, “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The earth was prepared with great precision to welcome the first couple that would occupy the planet. “Scientists believe that earth is the perfect distance away from the sun to sustain life… If earth was closer to the sun, it would be too hot for most living things and if it were any further away, it would be too cold” (Super Space Resource Book by Jane Bourke).

1. What did God make on the first day of creation? Genesis 1:3

And God said, let there be ___________________: and there was light.

2. How is God often described in Scripture? 1 John 1:5

God is ______________________, and in him is no darkness at all.

3. What is the light of God meant to do? Psalm 43:3

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them ____________________ me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

4. How is Jesus described in Scripture? John 1:1-5

In him was life; and the life was the _________________________ of men.

At creation, the earth was “without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Genesis. 1:2). Thus, God filled the earth with light. Without this physical light, mankind would not be able to discern the surrounding. This light also reminds us that God’s character is “light.” An understanding of who God is as essential to humanity as is the daylight to lead and guide us through life.

5. What was made on the fourth day of creation? Genesis 1:11

And God said, let the earth bring forth ______________________, the

_______________ yielding seed, and the fruit _________________ yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth.

In preparation for the earth to provide for man’s physical needs, God made the grass, herbs and trees. Reminding us of the importance of trees, Deuteronomy 20:19 says, “for the tree of the field is man’s life.” They are meant to sustain physical life, thus remind us of how God lovingly provides for His creatures. “Nature and revelation alike testify of God’s love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator’s love” (Steps to Christ p.9).

6. a. What was one of God’s crowing acts of creation? Genesis 1:27

So God created____________________ in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

b. What responsibility did God entrust mankind with? Genesis 1:26

And let them have __________________________ over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

“God has bound our hearts to Him by unnumbered tokens in heaven and in earth. Through the things of nature, and the deepest and tenderest earthly ties that human hearts can know, He has sought to reveal Himself to us. Yet these but imperfectly represent His love” (Steps to Christ p.10).

7. What was God’s first activity with Adam? Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and _______________________ them unto Adam to see what he would call them.

Genesis 2:19,20 paints a picture of God enjoying time with His new son. God is seen bringing the animals to him, and “whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name” (Genesis 2:19).

8. What was God seen doing after Adam and Eve were settled in their new home? Genesis 3:8

And they heard the voice of the LORD God ___________________________ in the garden in the cool of the day.

Although this was recorded after Adam and Even sinned, this verse suggests that it was customary for God to meet daily with Adam and Eve to enjoy face-to-face and heart-to-heart communion. “When Adam came from the Creator’s hand, he bore, in his physical, mental, and spiritual nature, a likeness to his Maker. “God created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:27), and it was His purpose that the longer man lived the more fully he should reveal this image—the more fully reflect the glory of the Creator. All his faculties were capable of development; their capacity and vigor were continually to increase. Vast was the scope offered for their exercise, glorious the field opened to their research. The mysteries of the visible universe—the “wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge” (Job 37:16)—invited man’s study. Face-to-face, heart-to-heart communion with his Maker was his high privilege.” Education, p.15).

9. How did the angels and the sons of God from the other created worlds react as they witnessed the creation of earth? Job 38:4,7

When the morning stars __________________ together, and all the sons of God ___________________________ for joy?

10. What does nature reveal to us about God? Romans 1:20

For the _______________________ things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal _______________________________ and Godhead.

11. Would you like to ask God to give you a clearer picture of Him?