"Incredible Universe WE Should Recognize As Our Creator"
There are so many people who DO NOT believe God Created the
Heavens and the Earth... I sit and "wonder just how do they think they got
here".....because after God created the Heaven's and the Earth he created
"MAN" then He created "WOMAN" so how can they ignore the facts,
behind the truth and the Bible is "TRUTH" and God
BIBLE READING: Genesis 1:1-31
KEY BIBLE VERSE: In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
GOD IS OUR SOLE CREATOR
The creation story teaches us much about God and
First, we learn about God:
We also learn about ourselves since God chose to create us, we
are valuable in his eyes
we are more important than the animals. (Genesis 1:28 for more on our
role in the created order.)
The simple statement that God created the heavens and the earth is one of the
most challenging concepts confronting the modern mind. The vast galaxy we
live in is spinning at the incredible speed of 490,000
miles an hour. But even at this breakneck speed, our galaxy still
needs 200 million years to make one rotation. And there are over one
billion other galaxies just like ours in the universe.
GOD HAS CREATED AN INCREDIBLE UNIVERSE
Some scientists say that the number of stars in creation is equal to all the
grains of all the sands on all the beaches of the world. Yet this complex sea
of spinning stars functions with remarkable order and efficiency. To say that
the universe ďjust happenedĒ or ďevolvedĒ requires more faith
than to believe that God is behind these amazing statistics. God truly did
create a wonderful universe.
GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE OUT OF LOVE
Almost every ancient religion has its own story to explain how the earth came
to be. And almost every scientist has an opinion on the origin of the
universe. But only the Bible shows one supreme God creating the earth out of
his great love and giving all people a special place in it. We will never
know all the answers to how God created the earth, but the Bible tells us
that God did create it.
That fact alone gives worth and dignity to all people. God did
not need to create the universe; he chose to create it.
Why? God is love, and love is best expressed toward something or someone
else-so God created the world and people as an expression of his love. We
should avoid reducing Godís creation to merely scientific terms. Remember
that God created the universe because he loves each of us.
HUMAN BEINGS ARE EVIDENCE OF GODíS CREATIVITY
In what ways are we made in Godís image? God obviously did not create us
exactly like himself, because God has no physical body. Instead, we are
reflections of Godís glory. Some feel that our reason, creativity, speech, or
self-determination are the image of God.
More likely, it is our entire self that reflects the image of God. We will
never be totally like God, because he is our supreme Creator.
But we do have the ability to reflect his character in our love, patience,
forgiveness, kindness, and faithfulness. Knowing that we are made in Godís
image and thus share many of his characteristics provides a solid basis for
self-worth. Human worth is not based on possessions, achievements, physical
attractiveness, or public acclaim. Instead it is based on being made in Godís
Because we bear Godís image, we can feel positive about ourselves.
Criticizing or downgrading ourselves is criticizing what God has made and the
abilities he has given us. Knowing that you are a person of worth helps you
love God, know him personally, and make a valuable contribution to those
BIBLE READING: Hebrews 11:1-3
KEY BIBLE VERSE: By faith we understand that the
entire universe was formed at Godís command, that what we now see did not
come from anything that can be seen. (Hebrews 11:3)
RECOGNIZING GOD AS OUR CREATOR IS OUR MOST BASIC STEP OF FAITH
God called the universe into existence out of nothing; he declared that it
was to be, and it was. Our faith is in the God who created the entire
universe by his word. Godís word has awesome power.
When he speaks, do you listen and respond? How can you better
prepare yourself to respond to Godís Word?
HEAVENLY FATHER WHY SHOULD WE RECOGNIZE GOD AS OUR HEAVENLY
BIBLE READING: Genesis 3:1-24
KEY BIBLE VERSE: ďWho told you
that you were naked?Ē the LORD God asked. ďHave you
eaten the fruit I commanded you not to eat?Ē (Genesis 3:11)
AS WITH OUR HUMAN PARENTS, WE CAN REBEL AGAINST OUR HEAVENLY
This is how Adam and Eve broke their relationship with
they became convinced that their way was better than
they became self-conscious and hid
they tried to excuse and defend themselves
To build a relationship with God we must
reverse those steps:
we must drop our excuses and self-defenses
we must stop trying to hide from God
we must become convinced that Godís way is better than our
BIBLE READING: Genesis
KEY BIBLE VERSE: The LORD was sorry he had ever made
them. It broke his heart. (Genesis 6:6)
AS WITH OUR HUMAN PARENTS, WE CAN GRIEVE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
Does this mean that God regretted creating humanity? Was he admitting he made
a mistake? No, God does not change his mind (1 Samuel 15:29). Instead,
he was expressing sorrow for what the people had done to themselves, as a
parent might express sorrow over a rebellious child. God was sorry that the
people chose sin and death instead of a relationship with him.
The peopleís sin grieved God. Our sins break Godís heart as much as sin did
in Noahís day. Noah, however, pleased God, although he was far from perfect.
We can follow Noahís example and find ďfavor with the LORDĒ in spite
of the sin that surrounds us.
BIBLE READING: Genesis 18:1-33
KEY BIBLE VERSE: The two other men went on toward
Sodom, but the LORD remained with Abraham for a while. Abraham approached him
and said, ďWill you destroy both innocent and guilty alike?Ē
SOMETIMES WE DONíT UNDERSTAND OUR HEAVENLY FATHERíS PURPOSES
Why did God let Abraham question his justice and intercede for a wicked city?
Abraham knew that God must punish sin, but he also knew from experience that
God is merciful to sinners. God knew there were not ten righteous people in
the city, but he was merciful enough to allow Abraham to intercede. He was
also merciful enough to help Lot, Abrahamís nephew, get out of Sodom before
it was destroyed. God does not take pleasure in destroying the wicked, but he
must punish sin. He is both just and merciful.
We should be thankful that Godís mercy extends to us.
BIBLE READING: Numbers 14:1-45
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Please pardon the sins of this
people because of your magnificent, unfailing love, just as you have forgiven
them ever since they left Egypt. (Numbers 14:19)
GOD IS REVEALED AS A FORGIVING FATHER
Moses pleaded with God, asking him to forgive his people.
His plea reveals several characteristics of God:
God is immensely patient
Godís love is one promise we can always count on
God forgives again and again
God is merciful, listening to and answering our
God has not changed since Mosesí day. Like Moses, we can
rely on Godís love, patience, forgiveness, and mercy
LORD WHY SHOULD WE RECOGNIZE GOD AS LORD?
BIBLE READING: Exodus 3:1-22
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Suddenly, the angel of the LORD
appeared to him as a blazing fire in a bush. Moses was amazed because the
bush was engulfed in flames, but it didnít burn up. (Exodus 3:2)
GOD EXPECTS PEOPLE TO SERVE HIM
God spoke to Moses from an unexpected source: a burning bush. When Moses saw
it, he went to investigate. Many people in the Bible experienced God in
visible (not necessarily human) form.
Abraham saw the smoking firepot and blazing torch (Genesis 15:17);
Jacob wrestled with a man (Genesis 32:24-29).
When the slaves were freed from Egypt, God led them by pillars of cloud and
God made such appearances to encourage his new nation, to guide them, and to
prove the reliability of his verbal message. God may use unexpected sources
when communicating to us too, whether people, thoughts, or experiences. Be
willing to investigate, and be open to Godís surprises.
GOD DESERVES OUR HUMBLE RESPECT
At Godís command, Moses removed his sandals and covered his face. Taking off
his shoes was an act of reverence, conveying his own unworthiness before God.
God is our friend, but he is also our sovereign Lord. To approach him
frivolously shows a lack of respect and sincerity. When you come to God in
worship, do you approach him casually, or do you come as though you were an
invited guest before a king? If necessary, adjust your attitude so it is
suitable for approaching a holy God.
BIBLE READING: Psalm 36:1-12
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Your righteousness is like the
mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and
animals alike, O LORD. (Psalm 36:6)
AS LORD, GOD RULES AND PROTECTS HIS CREATION
In contrast to evil people and their wicked plots that end in failure, God is
faithful, righteous, and just. His love reaches to the heavens; his
faithfulness reaches to the skies; his righteousness is as solid as mighty
mountains; and his judgments are as full of wisdom as the oceans with water
("the ocean depths"). We need not fear evil people because we know God
loves us, judges evil, and will care for us throughout eternity.
BIBLE READING: Matthew 6:9-15
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Pray like this: Our Father in
heaven, may your name be honored. (Matthew 6:9)
AS LORD, GOD DESERVES OUR HIGHEST HONOR
The phrase ďOur Father in heavenĒ indicates that God is not only
majestic and holy, but also personal and loving. The first line of this model
prayer is a statement of praise and a commitment to hallow, or honor, Godís
holy name. We can honor Godís name by being careful to use it respectfully.
If we use Godís name lightly, we arenít remembering Godís holiness.
BIBLE READING: John 3:1-36
KEY BIBLE VERSE: God so loved the world that he gave
his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have
eternal life. (John 3:16)
AS LORD, GOD DEEPLY CARES FOR HIS CREATION
The entire gospel comes to a focus in this verse. Godís love is not static or
self-centered; it reaches out and draws others in. Here God sets the pattern
of true love, the basis for all love relationships-when you love someone
dearly, you are willing to pay dearly for that personís responsive love.
God paid dearly with the life of his Son, the highest price he
could pay. Jesus accepted our punishment, paid the price for our sins, and
then offered us the new life that he had bought for us. When we share the
gospel with others, our love must be like Jesusí-willingly giving up our own
comfort and security so that others might join us in receiving Godís
UNIQUENESS WHY SHOULD WE RECOGNIZE THAT GOD IS UNIQUE?
BIBLE READING: Exodus 3:1-22
KEY BIBLE VERSE: God replied, ďI
AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS IS. Just tell them, íI AM has sent me to you.í Ē
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF AS THE ONLY TRUE GOD
The Egyptians had many gods by many different names. Moses wanted to know
Godís name so the Hebrew people would know exactly who had sent him to them.
God called himself I Am, a name describing his eternal power and unchangeable
character. In a world where values, morals, and laws change constantly, we
can find stability and security in our unchanging God. The God who appeared
to Moses is the same God who can live in us today.
Hebrews 13:8 says God is the same ďyesterday, today,
and forever.Ē Because Godís nature is stable and trustworthy, we are
free to follow and enjoy him rather than spend our time trying to figure him
BIBLE READING: 1 Peter 1:13-25
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Now you must be holy in everything
you do, just as God-who chose you to be his children-is holy. (1 Peter
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF AS A HOLY GOD
The God of Israel and of the Christian church is holy-he sets the standard
for morality. Unlike the Roman gods, he is not warlike, adulterous, or
spiteful. Unlike the gods of the pagan cults popular in the first century, he
is not bloodthirsty or promiscuous. He is a God of mercy and justice who
cares personally for each of his followers.
Our holy God expects us to imitate him by following his high moral standards.
Like him, we should be both merciful and just; like him, we should sacrifice
ourselves for others. When you believe in Him, and believe He died on the
cross for you, and shed His blood for you, you trust in Him, to be there for
you and believe that He is the SON of OUR LIVING GOD!
So, before you go and say "I do not believe in God, or I do
not believe He created the heavens and the earth or even people for that
matter" STOP and think how did all this get here, how did you end up with
the talents and occupations and things you have, your jobs, your families,
they had to have been created some way some how.