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When God Took a Break (4 of 10)
Series: Book Of Beginnings
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles this morning and be finding your place once again at the beginning book of your Bible, the book of Genesis as we continue in our series of sermons that we have entitled, "The Book of Beginnings." What we're doing in this series of studies is simply working our way through this beginning book and learning from all of the beginnings, or firsts, that are found here.
For example –
• We've learned about the beginning of time and space. Before Genesis 1:1 nothing else existed. Matter wasn't there. Man wasn't there. It was just God enjoying the praise and adoration of the angels and the fellowship and relationship within the Godhead.
• We've learned about the beginning of the universe and this world that we live in. That's Genesis 1:1."In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
• We've learned about how God created vegetation and turned this whole world into a wonderful, beautiful garden.
• We've learned about how God put a sun and moon in the sky and then filled it with billions upon billions of stars.
ILLUS: The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, "Kemo Sabe, look towards sky; what you see?" The Lone Ranger replies, "I see millions of stars." What that tell you?" asked Tonto. The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says: "Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all powerful. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What's it tell you, Tonto?" "You dumber than buffalo. Someone stole tent."
Well, the Lone Ranger was right. God is all powerful and on the fourth day, after He had hung the sun and the moon, ...
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