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What Can We Learn From A Garden? (6 of 10)
Series: The Book Of Beginnings
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place once again at the first book of your Bible if you will. We are journeying through the book of Genesis on Sunday morning's here at Temple in a study that we have entitled, "The Book of Beginnings." You see, the Book of Genesis isn't just given that name because it's located at the beginning of your Bible. It's given that title because in these opening chapters of the Word of God we are told about the beginning of so many things. Now, so far in this study we've seen God begin the clock of time and space. We've seen the beginning of the heavens and the earth. We have seen the beginning of plant life and animal life and bird life. We've seen the rivers begin to flow and ocean waves begin to crash upon the sea shores of this new planet. Last week we saw the beginning of human life and this morning as we come to Genesis chapter 2, verse 8 we're going to see the beginning of man's home, the first place that man lived after this world was perfectly created by the word of God – we know it by the name that the Bible gives it –"the Garden of Eden."
Listen to this beautiful description as Moses tells us about man's first home. Genesis 2:8, "The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed." The Bible says that somewhere toward the east in a place call "Eden," God planted a Garden.
Now, I don't know about you, but there are a lot of times, when I'm reading my Bible, that I'm really glad that I'm not God and this is one of them. If I had been in charge of planting that Garden, Adam would have been in a whole lot of trouble. You know, we hear about people who just have an uncanny ability to grow things, Mr. Bill Cole here in our church is one of those kinds of people. They write articles about his flowers and vegetable plants. If so ...
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