All Creatures Great And Small (11 of 14) by Jerry Vines
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World in a Week
Open your Bibles to the book of Genesis chapter 1. I'm
reading again tonight verses 24 and 25 because I have
not completed what I would like to share with you
about the 6th day of creation on which day we have the
creation of the animals and also the creation of human
beings. We will take up the creation of man and woman
in the next couple of messages and we will conclude
our studies of Genesis 1. Probably we will move right
on through the book of Genesis.
This evening I want to speak to you on the subject—All
Creatures Great and Small, the Lord God Made them All.
I don't know if you have read the books of James
Heriod or not—the veterinarian who wrote a series of
books about his experience in the treatment of animals
and the people who own those animals. They are classic
books. They are wonderful books. You may have noticed
that those books in a series were built around a hymn.
In the course of that hymn there are a couple of lines
which say: All creatures great and small, the Lord God
made them all. Those words were penned by a lady named
Frances Alexander. She was the wife of a preacher.
Some of the young people in her congregation
complained to her that they were having difficulty
understanding some of the doctrines of the faith. They
were a little complicated for them and they expressed
a desire that the doctrines of faith might be
expressed in a simpler form. In order to meet that
need on the part of the young people, she composed
some hymns. In those hymns she gave the great
doctrines of the faith.
The doctrine of creation is one of the fundamental
doctrines in all of the Word of God. In Genesis verse
1, chapter 1, it says, "In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth." This sets forth the
doctrine that the Lord God is the God of creation. So
she wrote the lines, "All ...
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