by Brad Whitt

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The Pageantry of Creation (2 of 10)
Series: The Book Of Beginnings
Brad Whitt
Genesis 1:1-27

INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at Genesis chapter 1 if you will. If you're our guest this morning, or maybe just a member who played hooky last week, we are in a series of studies through the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, that we have entitled "The Book of Beginnings." And there's a reason why I've given it this title. For one thing, this book is at the beginning of the bible. That's simple, isn't it? It's first. Out of the 66 books that are found in your Bible, the book of Genesis comes first. But there's another reason. In this first book of the Bible we are told about the beginning of so many things. 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, the family, sin, worship, redemption, and so on. There are so many beginnings in this book that I like to refer to it as "The Book of Beginnings."

So, this morning as we really get into our study, I want to talk to you about "The Pageantry of Creation." You know, every Easter here at Temple we have what we call an Easter Pageant. And it's powerful. If you're new to the church, it's something that you definitely want to see and ought to pray about being a part of. I mean, there are stages and actors and scenes and drama. There's wonderful music and special effects – but listen, as great as our Easter Pageant is, or any other pageant that you've ever seen for that matter, it doesn't even begin to compare with the pageantry of creation that is presented to us in Genesis chapter 1.

ILLUS: As one man put it, "All of creation is God's art."

ILLUS: Cecil Alexander put it this way,

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all."

But now, as wonderful and as po ...

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