And The Answer Is - God! (1 of 10) by Brad Whitt

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And The Answer Is - God! (1 of 10)
Series: The Book of Beginnings
Brad Whitt
Genesis 1:1

INTRO: I want you to take your bibles now this morning and be finding your place at the very first verse of the very first book in all of your bible. Genesis chapter 1 and verse number 1, and if you're still looking after 2 minutes, you're in big trouble. Genesis chapter 1 and verse 1 and this morning we are going to begin a new series of studies through the book of Genesis that I want to entitle, "The Book of Beginnings."

The word "genesis" literally means – "beginning," and there are a couple of reasons why it's called that. For one thing, out of the 66 books of the bible, this book comes first. So, it's at the genesis, or the beginning of your bible. Another reason, and maybe even the main reason that this book is called "genesis" is because in this book we're told about the beginning of so many things. We're told about the beginning of time and history. We're told about the beginning of the universe. We're told about the beginning of this planet. We're told about the beginning of mankind. We're told about the beginning of the family. We're told about the beginning of worship. We're told about the beginning of sin. We're told about the beginning of death. We're told about the beginning of redemption. And we're told about the beginning of prophecy. We're told about the beginning of so many things here in the first book of the Bible. That's why it's called the book of Genesis.

Now, at the very beginning of this book there's what I believe is the most read sentence in the history of the world. We all know it; say it out loud with me, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Isn't that a great sentence? Isn't that a great statement? I wonder how many millions of people have started out to read the bible through from cover to cover, got to the begats and the begots over in Leviticus and stopped, but at least they read that firs ...


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