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A Little Piece of Heaven (1 of 12)
Genesis 1:1- 2:25
September 11, 2011
TEXT: Genesis 1:26-2:7 ESV
In 1976, Alex Haley wrote a novel called "Roots: A Saga of an American Family."
In that novel Haley traces back his family roots to a slave known as Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his African village, sold into slavery and taken to America. The saga shows that the family experienced many major events in the life of U.S. history.
A few generations later they experienced their freedom.
Perhaps you've done a search on some of your family history. There are several websites you can go to now.
Perhaps you've discovered some details of your ancestors that you may not be proud of; or maybe something that you'd rather people not remember them by.
You may have found something in your family history that might explain some behavior you might have or help you understand the condition in which you might find yourself.
Throughout the next several weeks we are going to trace our roots back through our spiritual family and see the bondage and slavery they encountered as well as the freedom that became available.
Thankfully, the research has already been done and the names are already recorded.
And, what we get to see is all the family secrets that have been recorded for everyone to see.
While all of our Bible Fellowships are dealing with Genesis and be discovering some truths about it; here in our worship experiences we are going to primarily look at people.
But I want us to understand that while we will be looking at certain persons and how they are a part of our spiritual genealogy, I want us to make sure that we understand the thread of redemption that goes from Genesis to Revelation.
The Bible is not just a collection of stories about certain people.
It is GOD'S story. It's HIStory.
And where better to start than with Adam and Eve?
Now, there are a lot of questions concerning things ...
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