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This 7-lesson Bible Study will cover 16 key Bible truths. If your desire is to know God, then this study is for you! We provide all these materials FREE to you, because we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to know God.
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I am so glad that you are interested in learning from the Bible how to have a relationship with God. The Bible is the most important book in the whole world, because it teaches us how to come into a right relationship with God.
Not only can this study change your life, but quite literally, it can change your eternal destiny as well. As you study, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Let us get started.
1 John 4:16 – “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
God has many attributes. In this verse we learn that one of God’s attributes is love.
Most people would describe an emotion; something you feel. Can you see love? Yes and no. You can’t “see” the emotion, but can you see love in action as it is expressed toward another person. You cannot show love if there is no one to show love to. It is the same with God. God is love, but with no people, there was no way He could show or express His love. Therefore, God created man so He could show His love to mankind and have a relationship with Him. The Bible is God’s message of hope and love to all people.
These Bible studies will help you understand who God is, why He created the world, why there is sin and suffering in the world, and why Jesus Christ came to this earth. But most importantly, you will learn how to know God personally and have a relationship with Him.
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
According to Genesis 1:1, who created the heaven and the earth? It says that God created. Notice that the Bible does not use science or philosophy to prove the existence of God. It simply states that God exists.
Not only does the Bible tells us that God created the world, but more importantly, it tells us who God is. Many people have a wrong view of God. Some think there is no God. Some believe there are many gods. Some believe God is nature. Some people think they are their own God. Some think God is a force or energy.
How do we know these are wrong views of God? The answer is because the Bible reveals to us who God is, what He is like, and where He came from.
The Bible is the only source of information where we can learn about God. He gave us the Bible to reveal truths to us that we cannot know any other way.
According to this verse, what did God do? He created. What does the word create mean? It means to make something.
What does this verse say that God created the heaven and the earth out of? No, this is not a trick question. In verse 1, what materials were in existence that God used to create the heaven and the earth? The answer is “nothing”. Everything God created was out of nothing.
We can take wood and cement and build a house, but we cannot build a house out of nothing. We can take meat and vegetables and make a meal, but we cannot make a meal out of nothing.
Man is able to make things, but he can’t make something out of nothing. Only God, who is all-powerful, can make something out of nothing.
According to verse 1, when did God create the heaven and the earth? This may be a hard question for some people to answer. What word in verse 1 implies time? It is the word “beginning”. God created the heaven and the earth in the beginning.
What does the word beginning mean? It means to start. So, what did God start? He started time. There was no time before God created the heaven and the earth.
Not only did God create the heavens and the earth, but he also started time. It is important to understand that God did NOT begin to exist at the start of time but was already in existence at the beginning of time.
So, some people wonder “Where did God come from?” The Bible answers that question. We read in Psalm 90:2,
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
What does the word everlasting mean? It means to last forever; to have no time limits. If you go back in time, God is there. He is everlasting in the past. If you go forward in time, God is there. He is everlasting in the future. He has no beginning and has no end.
We learn from this verse that God has always existed. There never was a time when God was created or came into existence.
Genesis 1:2 – “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
This verse describes what the earth looked like before God created life on it. What is the first word that described the earth? It was “without form”. What does “without form” mean? It means to be desolate and undeveloped.
What is the second word that described the earth? It was “void”. What does the word “void” mean? It means empty.
So, the surface of the earth was undeveloped, desolate and lifeless. It probably looked like the surface of the moon or Mars.
Verse 2 also tells us two things that covered the earth. What was the first? It was darkness. The earth was covered in total darkness. There was no light.
Second, the earth was also covered in what? It was “waters”. At that time, a layer of deep water covered the surface of the earth.
So, the surface of the earth was undeveloped, desolate, and lifeless. It was surrounded by water in complete darkness. This is how the earth started but this is not how God left it.
God is going to take the earth that is undeveloped, dark, and empty and will form the earth so that He can bring light and life upon it. So, what does this teach us about God?
First, God finishes what He starts. He did not leave the earth undeveloped, dark, and empty. What He starts, He brings to completion. He will bring life and light to a dark and lifeless earth. Likewise, God does not stop with just giving you physical life. He does not want your life to be without meaning, empty, and dark but wants to bring light and meaning to your life.
Second, we see that God is a planner. He planned His creation in stages. Likewise, God has a plan to bring you into a right relationship with Him that will bring peace, purpose, and meaning to your life.
Third, we learn that God is all-powerful. God has the power to take what was undeveloped and form it into what He wants it to be. Likewise, if you feel lifeless and empty, God has the power to bring life to you.
Fourth, we learn that God focuses on the earth. Although God made both the heavens and the earth, we learn that He focuses on the earth. Likewise, God is also focused on your life. He does not want your life to be without meaning.
God is planning to bring light and life to the dark, empty, and lifeless earth. But even more importantly, He wants to bring light and life to you. Do you sometimes feel lifeless or that your life has no meaning? Do you sometimes feel like you are missing your purpose in life?
Just as God brought the earth from a dark and lifeless place to a place of light and life, so God can bring to you spiritual life and remake you into a person that has light, life, purpose, and meaning in life.