Basics: What is Creation?

What is Creation?

Where did the universe come from?
What is our purpose in life?

The Created Creation

Genesis 1:1, the heavens and earth were created by God.
John 1:3, All things were made through him.
Colossians 1:16, By him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.

The Distinct but Dependent Creation

In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breadth of all mankind (Job 12:10)

The Glory-Giving Creation

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork (Psalm 19:1)

The Good Creation

Genesis 1:31, Everything that he had made, he considered it very good.
1 Timothy 4:4, For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.

What Changes Thursday?

In what ways do God’s acts of creation give us great humility?
How do they give us great honor?
What are some of the ways the earth, the animals, and you yourself can give glory to God the Creator?
What does God think about all of his creation?
How did his view of the creation change after Adam and Eve sinned?
How is God’s view of all his creation different from your view of different aspects of his creation?