The last couple of weeks at church we have kicked off a series in Genesis. Also at College, my Old Testament lectures have been on the book of Genesis. It has been great to have a rare opportunity to study this book in both contexts.
Often at college, subjects take an academic flavour. Simply a downloading of information, in the ambition that we will be able to synthesise what he have learnt and heard, into an essay or an exam. This isn’t what normally what happens, but it does sometimes. This can be frustrating, but it isn’t really a problem, College is a University after all.
But it has been great learning this book in two very different contexts. Mostly because is has allowed me to use this knowledge from College to help love and teach the people at church. I’m preaching again in a couple of weeks, and I’m looking forward to being able to continue to do this to a fuller extent.
I thought I would share some of the things that I have learnt from the first 2 chapters.
- God creates with his word, or his speech.
- Creating is not a by-product of some other event, it was created in it’s own right.
- God created Man under himself, but above the animals.
- God created Woman out of the side of man. (Implying that they are not above or below each other, but side-by-side)
- Everything that God made was good.