Bible Study, Genesis 1:1-31.
Geneses Lesson One
Instructor Pastor Dennis
Bible Study, the creation
If you plan to take part in the Bible study lesson now is an excellent time to open your Bible to (Genesis 1:1). In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth
was without form and void. And darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Our text tells us that God created the heavens and the earth, but one must now ask: Was God also created? And if so, who created
Him? Who is God? When did God exist? Does God also live on the earth, if not, where does God live? Before we study the things that God had created, we need to learn what the Bible teaches us about God, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, who is the third deity
in the heavens.
Welcome, and thank you.
Thank you for choosing to participate in the Bible Study Class. Let me introduce myself; My name is Rev. Dennis L. Johnson, but
you can call me Pastor Dennis. I was ordained in 1998, and have spent countless hours praying, reading, and studying the Holy Bible. As a pastor, I am more than happy to share with you what I have learned over the years about the Lord. Since I know so little
about your spiritual condition or where you stand faith wise, it would not be fair to start you with lessons you might not understand. Therefore, we will begin our Bible Study with Genesis lesson one. Biblical text, scriptures, references,’ and Bible
lessons, are taken from The New King James Bible. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The book of Genesis is one of the sixty-six books that make up the Holy Bible. Most Biblical
Scholars believe Moses was the author of Genesis. Genesis is the first book found in the Bible and is often called the book of beginnings because whatever happens in the world today it happened first in Genesis.
began to study the word of God, it is essential that we first pray and ask Jesus to open our understanding as He did for His Disciples that we too, may comprehend the scriptures (Please read Lk.24:45). Understanding the scriptures is important because Jesus
said when anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart (Matt.13:18-19). In the book of John, Jesus tells His followers how to believe saying hear Moses ((Lk.16:20-31).
Jesus said if you believed Moses writings you would believe Me, for Moses wrote about Me (Please read Jn.5:46:47). So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Please read Romans 10:17).
In the book of Peter, the author tells us to grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2-Peter 3:18). Peter, our brother in Christ, tells us to grow in wisdom for several reasons, let’s look at the first reason we
are to grow in the knowledge of God. If you are participating in the Bible Study, it is essential that you read (2-Peter 1:4) now.
Our text tells us that God has given us exceedingly great and precious promise, which through these we
may be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the divine nature. In the text, Peter is telling us that through knowledge, we too, can take part in the divine nature. (Q-1) Through spiritual knowledge what can sinners become (Reference Scripture 2-Peter 1:4).
If you are participating in the Bible Study,
now is the time to read (2-Peter 1:5-9). Peter also writes, for this very reason, what reason? “Spiritual Knowledge,” let us add to our faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance
godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. Peter also writes in his letter, for those who lack these things, what things? Faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love, have forgotten
what Christ has done for them at Calvary (John 3:16-21). For he or she who lacks these things are blind and forgetful. (Q-2) What have these people forgotten? (2-Peter 1:9).
(Please Read Ephesians 4:1-32). In Paul’s letter to the saints who are in Ephesus, Paul writes telling them the second reason why the followers
of Christ should seek knowledge concerning the Lord (Eph.1:1). Paul writes saying, through knowledge we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of men, in the cunning craftiness
of deceitful plotting. Believers who lack knowledge concerning the Lord are vulnerable to be deceived by men. (Q-3) Through false doctrine how are Christians tossed to and fro by men? Reference Scripture (Ephesians 4:14).
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and this man was blameless and upright, and Job feared
God and shunned evil. Job had seven sons and three daughters, and he had great possessions and a large household so that Job was the greatest of all the people in the east (Job 1:1-12). But there came a day in Job’s life that he lost everything, his
children died in a storm, a bunch of raiders had stolen his possessions, and even his health had failed him (Job 1:13-22). Job had three friends who during his time of pain and suffering did not abandon him, but came to Job, to comfort him during his trying
times. (Job 2:1-13).
Why am I telling you about Job? Well you see, Job’s friend went beyond consoling him, they began telling Job about God, and why he afflicted him. Please read what each friend of
Job said about him and God in the following references: (Zophar speaks, Job.11:1-20), (Eliphaz speaks,Job.15:1-35), (Bildad speaks, Job.18:1-21), (Zophar speakes, Job 20:1-29), (Eliphaz speaks,Job.22:1-30), (Bildad speaks,Job.25:1-6), (Eliphaz,speakes,Job.32:1-22)
(Job.33:1-33), (Elihu speaks,34:1-37), (Elihu speaks, Job.35:1-16). (Elihu speaks,Job.36:1-32), (Job.37:1-24). The problem with Jobs friends was they did not speak what was right about the Lord, as Job had done, and their description and lack of knowledge
about the Lord was displeasing to Him. So then, so that we do not make the same mistakes Job’s three friends made when they told Job falsely, why God was allowing him to suffer at the hands of Satan, let us learn what the Bible says about God.
The first question every believer should ask is, has God always existed? In the book of Revelation, the Lord made it clear that He had always existed saying I am the Alpha and the Omega. (Q-4) what else did the Lord say about Himself
in verse 6? Reference Scripture Revelation 21:6.
In the book of Psalm, the psalmist writes, Lord your throne is established from of old; (Q-5) What else did the psalmist write about the Lord? Reference Scripture Psalm 93:2.
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