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Right from the Start (1 of 6)
This morning we begin a brand new series from Genesis 1-3. It's a series I've entitled Origins. The book of Genesis records the beginning, the origin of basically everything we encounter in life. I challenge you to find one thing in the Bible, one thing throughout history, one thing in your life, that doesn't have its origin here in this first book of the Bible.
This morning, we come to the very first verse in the very first book of your Bible, Genesis 1:1. This verse is such a powerful proclamation that, when taken at face value, changes our understanding of everything in life. And it's important for us to study this verse so we can be sure to get things Right from the Start. READ TEXT - PRAY
*It was 1996 and I was a freshman at the University of Georgia. I knew entering UGA that God had called me to be a pastor but I also knew that God had called me to go to Athens. So, as an 18-year old college student I had no idea what was in store. I came from a very strong family, a very strong church and I had a very strong faith. But little did I know that freshman Geology would shake my faith at its very core. As I sat in that class day after day, I heard our professor teach evolution, natural selection and Darwinism as if science was her god and this was her faith (in fact it was). My faith had been challenged like never before. And for the first time in my life, I had to discover not what I believed, but why I believed it.*
I believe that every Christian, at some point or another will face a similar crisis of faith. It may not come in a college classroom, it could be in the company boardroom, or in the office snack-room, or in a hospital room. But every believer has to wrestle with their faith and know what they believe and why they believe it.
This is why it's so important to establish a strong biblical worldview. And that's why it's so important to study Genesis 1-3. Because these ...
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