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            1. Genesis 1:1-31- God created the heavens and the earth.

            2. John 1:1-14- All things were made through the Word of God.

            3. Colossians 1:15-18- Jesus is the image of the invisible God.

II. MAIN THEME:  God the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit created the heavens and the earth and all things living.  Man was made in the likeness of God, placed in a beautiful garden, and given responsibility over the creation.  God made woman from man as a helper suitable for him, and gave them the husband-wife relationship.

            1. There is one God.

                        a. He demonstrated His power in creation, Gen 1:1,26; Col 1:15-18

                        b. He is the true God, Isaiah 44:6-8; 45:5, 18

            2. He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:19.

                        a. God said, and it was done, Gen 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26.

                        b. All things were made by the Word of God, John 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:1-4.

                        c. God's Spirit worked in creation, Gen 1:2.

            3. God created the heavens, the earth, and all living creatures.

                        a. He created them from nothing, Hebrews 11:3; Genesis 1:1.

                        b. He created them in six days, Genesis 1:31; Exodus 20:11.

                        c. His creation was very good, Genesis 1:31; Isaiah 45:18.

            4. God made man in His image.

                        a. He made him according to His plan, Genesis 1:26-27.

                        b. He made him a living soul, Genesis 2:7; 9:6.

                        c. He gave him dominion over creation, Genesis 1:28-30, Psalms 8:3-5.

            5. God placed man in a beautiful garden.

                        a. He provided everything needed for abundant life, Genesis 2:8-9.

                        b. He made woman as a comparable helper to man, Genesis2:20-24.

                        c. He established the husband-wife relationship, Genesis 2:22-24;

                            Ephesians 5:22-31.


            1. Man is not like the other animals, but is made in the image of God, Psalms 8:3-5;

                Genesis1:26; 2:19-20.

            2. The true God is known from what He has done and by the power He has

                shown, Isaiah 45:1-7, 18; 44:6-8.

            3. Those who worship idols are deceived, Isaiah 44:9-20.

            4. God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all manifestations of the one

                true God, 2 Cor 13:14; Acts 5:1-11; John 1:1-3, 14; Gen 1:1; Col 1:15-18.

            5. The evidence of the creation declares the existence of God, Rom 1:18-23.

            6. The purpose of creation was the revealing of the children of God, Rom 8:18-19.


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