Genesis 1:1-31

Observing Creation: The 5Ws of Genesis

What we are going to do today is ask these questions about everything. I mean all of creation. Where did everything come from? We see this wonderful, and vast and huge, and beautiful creation all around us... so let's ask the five W's. In fact, in the previous two messages on Genesis, which were back in March when Chris was gone... when Chris is not here, I preach about Genesis. So in those two previous messages all we covered was Genesis chapter one, verse one. And it is amazing how many of the W's are answered in that one verse. For example:

Who? “In the beginning God” – there's the who. God.

What? What did God do? “In the beginning God created” That's what He did. Notice that God does not waste time proving that He exists – as Romans 1 states, we all know God exists. How do we know that? Romans 1:20 says:

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” Everyone, even atheists, know that God exists. So, the next W...

Where? “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” That's the where. Heavens and earth. That's everything. We talked about that before. “Heavens and earth.” That includes everything.

When did He do this? “In the beginning”

Why did He do this? “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” I don't think we've got a why in there. There's no why. It doesn't tell us why. So we need to I think we need to look into this morning. Why did He do it?


For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes.


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