In The Beginning

In The Beginning

December 07, 2014 | Michael Davis
Genesis 1:1



{In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NLT}{Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed he earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 ESV}{The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:2 NLT}{Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 NLT}{Remember what it says: “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.” Hebrews 3:15 NLT}{Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them..." And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:26-27, 31 ESV}{Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:10 NLT}


Mike Cosper : We tell stories to know who we are – to understand ourselves and our place in the world. Stories help give us a sense of place – a way to understand our lives, our relationships, our past and future is all tied up in a story. (The Stories We Tell); G.K. Chesterton : I had always felt life first as a story – and if there is a story there is a story teller. (); Henry David Thoreau : Lives of quiet desperation. (); Drew Dyck : It’s God we’re after. Our soul finds satisfaction only in the God who is grand enough to worship and close enough to love. (Yawning At Tigers); James K. A. Smith : Our action emerges from how we imagine the world. What we do is driven by who we are, by the kind of person we have become. And that shaping of our character, is, to a great extent, the effect of stories that have captivated us, that have sunk into our bones – stories that ‘picture’ what we think life is about, what constitutes ‘the good life.’ We live into the stories we have absorbed; we become characters in the drama that has captivated us. (Imagining the Kingdom); Rick Warren : You were made for God, not vice versa, and life is about letting God use you for His purposes, not you using Him for your own purposes. (Purpose Driven); R.C. Sproul : He is intangible and invisible. But His work is more powerful than the most ferocious wind. The Spirit brings order out of chaos and beauty out of ugliness. He can transform a sin-blistered man into a paragon of virtue. The Spirit changes people. The Author of life is also the Transformer of life. (The Mystery of the Holy Spirit);

Series Information

The story of God is a story that will challenge, encourage, inspire and compel you to live your story in light of His story.

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