It is my joy to be starting a series on the book of Genesis in the Adult Sunday School at Providence Presbyterian Church in Cumming. We are recording the sessions to allow those members who may miss a week to catch up if they desire. I’m adding the lessons to my blog to allow friends and others who may be interested to participate if they desire.
0:00 Alright, so like I said we’re gonna start with the introduction into genesis and I want you to think of today as the warm ups before the game.
0:13 Okay, so today we’ll start stretching a little bit, then jogging, then running faster idea to get warmed up.
0:22 I figured this would be the more I thought about what needed to be said before we got into the actual text to figure that guy.
0:29 But then I also thought it might fit in here.
0:31 Well everybody’s trying to get off all that sugar from the holidays so we’re trying to, you know, kind of get back in the swing of things, get back to work and I know all the Georgia fans are kind of your focus is probably a little bit off right now tomorrow night.
0:47 So I figured well we’ll just hit some of these high points as we get started.
0:53 Okay, so that’s kind of the plan.
0:55 That sounds all right to you guys, it’s hit the button, it is recording so yeah, we’re good.
1:00 Thank you.
1:01 Susan had it.
1:02 That was another one of her many jobs this morning was to throw something at me if I didn’t hit the recorder.
1:08 What’s really bad is gonna do a session with a client and I forget to hit the button that that cost me time because I have to go back and redo things.
1:18 Alright, so this is gonna be kind of a rough outline of where we’re going today and once again the media going through a book of the bible as opposed to doing, we don’t finish today and pick up where we stop next time.
1:31 Okay, so this is kind of our outline today, we’re gonna start with the big questions.
1:36 So what are in fact I’m gonna get my assistant up here, the lovely and talented Susan Pope and be thinking about what are the big questions in life?
1:51 So what are the big questions in life and then Yeah.
2:01 Okay, perfect.
2:03 So what are the big questions in life if you did surveys of you know what people asked?
2:15 Okay, how did the world begin?
2:17 Why is the sky blue?
2:19 What’s the purpose of life?
2:21 Okay, where did I come from?
2:24 Okay, hang on.
2:28 Very good.
2:30 You are off and running already.
2:37 There was one after come from you like him.
2:49 Well it’s true.
2:52 Mhm Why am I here?
3:01 How old is the earth or the creation?
3:07 Who am I?
3:08 And where do I belong?
3:11 Do one?
3:14 Where’s my next meal coming from?
3:18 Yeah, they’ll put that up.
3:23 God is sovereign and good.
3:27 Alright, let’s do something.
3:28 There’s a question before that, that’s implied is their God?
3:34 Okay, good.
3:34 Okay, and then you get the question of evil, Good guy Diesel.
3:42 More expensive than gas.
3:54 Is this real?
3:58 Truman show question.
4:02 What’s going on here?
4:11 Alright, can anything else?
4:14 Let me see if I have anything on my list.
4:16 I think they hit everything.
4:18 Why did God create the forbidden tree?
4:20 A Yeah.
4:24 Alright Yeah, yeah, probably the only thing if I add anything to that, if if there’s a God has he chosen to communicate with us?
4:39 Okay, that’s a big question.
4:41 So if if we have this concept of this infinity, God is infinite, then yes, it is a really free will.
4:49 Yeah, that was on my list.
4:51 Is there really free will?
4:53 Or is there kind of a fate component to everything?
4:58 Is everything predetermined?
5:00 Your presbyterian?
5:03 Alright, so anything else?
5:10 So big questions?
5:11 Right, Where do you start answering those big questions in the bible?
5:20 Obvious point.
5:21 Alright, alright, so we’re going towards genesis.
5:24 Oh, I forgot who are some of my bible readers?
5:27 I need some, I need to engage some people real quick.
5:29 He’s ready to read something for me.
5:45 I need one more.
5:47 Okay, all right, so the question becomes, you know, all this talk about particularly what we’re gonna start out with the creator and the creation before we get into the scripture, is that or this is a big deal.
6:19 You know, do we is believing in the events in genesis essential to our faith?
6:35 Let’s just answer that.
6:37 Okay, how would you explain it?
6:40 Why is it if you if you want to believe in christ is going to reason for why didn’t believe in the beginning of this all.
6:52 Okay, great, okay, any other thoughts?
7:10 I just, this is not a real systematic study here, but I was just picking kind of as I read in my daily bible readings and all the references to other other references in the bible too, particularly the creation to the creator or the creation.
7:31 So we’re just going to run through these and we’re just kind of take them in the order.
7:36 I have them up here.
7:37 You don’t need to look them up.
7:38 We’re just gonna get them real quick.
7:40 I may make a few comments on a few of them.
7:42 Just kind of weather appetites for things later.
7:47 but let’s go through these.
7:49 Okay, well, we’ll just go through.
7:52 Okay, So who has the job passage?
7:55 All right, billy read that joke 38 137, 1st of all, let me kind of set this one up.
8:01 Okay, so in the book of job, you know, Job has all these horrible things happen to him and then he has all these fine friends to come and counsel him.
8:10 And then we get to verse 38 now it’s time for job to finally address God.
8:17 And God hits him with 77 questions.
8:21 And just write off, and this is the beginning of that section where God is speaking.
8:26 OK then the Lord answered job out of the whirlwind and said, who is this?
8:32 Who darkens counsel by words without knowledge.
8:35 Now prepare yourself like a man.
8:37 I will question you and you shall answer me.
8:40 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the area.
8:43 Tell me if you have understanding who determined its measurements surely you know or who stretched the line upon it to what were its foundations fastened?
8:54 Or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together.
8:58 And all the sons of God shouted for joy.
9:02 Okay so God is here he’s starting the conversation.
9:05 What is the very first thing that God points to?
9:10 Yeah, I’m creative.
9:17 Where are you?
9:18 Where are you there?
9:19 Are you there?
9:19 So I’m I was there look at verse seven.
9:23 Just kind of keep this on your back of your mind.
9:25 Cause this becomes an interesting study or non study depending on where we go when the morning stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy.
9:36 So who were who was shouting for joy when God laid the foundations.
9:47 So we get in the whole discussion because we’re not told specifically when angels were created but there seems to be an appearance there.
9:56 Judge suggest that the angels were created or had already been created.
10:01 Just an interesting reference.
10:02 Alright, let’s look at the Someone 48 136.
10:09 I was surprised that creation is not mentioned a whole lot.
10:16 It’s mentioned less than I thought it would be.
10:19 And so 1 48 who had that praise the Lord praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the Heights, praise him all his angels, praise him all his hosts, praise him sun and moon, praise him all stars of life, praise him heavens, heavens and waters above the heavens.
10:39 Let them praise the name of the Lord for he commanded.
10:42 And they were created.
10:44 He also established them forever and ever.
10:46 He made a decree which shall not pass away.
10:50 All right.
10:50 So the that’s pretty self explanatory.
10:54 We’re listing all these things and then says God created it.
10:58 Let’s hop over to mark 10 5 through six.
11:01 This is just a quick reference where jesus sites to creation.
11:07 But you just said to them because of your hardness apart.
11:10 He wrote you this commandment but from the beginning of creation God made them male and female.
11:17 So God created man, male, female.
11:22 And then he instituted marriage.
11:27 john 1134 Prologue Point of personal privilege about 40 years ago I was sitting in a room like this as an unconverted man and the Holy Spirit the scales come off my eyes and shone his light.
11:48 Alright well that had significance to it right there for us in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.
11:57 He was in the beginning with God.
12:00 All things were made through him and without him was not anything made that was made in him was life and the life was the light of men.
12:13 A bunch of, we could just spend a long time just talking about a lot of aspects to that to that jumped out at me was first of all, the apostle john and starting his gospel chose to start at creation.
12:28 And then he also tells us something about christ here, right?
12:33 That christ was there at the beginning, that christ was the instrument I guess of creation, the cause of creation, that he wasn’t part of the godhead that was responsible for creation.
12:46 and then there’s references to life and there’s references to light.
12:52 That’s gonna be a big deal when we talk about light that God creating light.
12:58 So there’s significance there.
13:00 Now we have pop over into the acts Acts 4 23 24 that when they were released they went to their friends and reported to the chief priests and elders had said to them and when they heard it they lifted their voices together to God and said sovereign Lord who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in the.
13:22 Okay, so so peter and Peter were arrested.
13:32 What have they done preach?
13:39 What had preceded preaching?
13:45 Okay so one of my favorite bible line jokes.
13:49 Okay, so the guy who was was lame from birth right?
13:54 He asked for alms and got legs.
14:00 I know it’s just like that all time.
14:02 Great lines.
14:03 I thought every preacher knew that and then I went, I asked the preacher’s myself, I hadn’t heard of the anyway so they had that many creatures and then they get arrested then they threatened them and send them out.
14:17 And so and and where does he start the discussion?
14:26 So he got explaining everything we’re creation.
14:31 That’s what I got.
14:32 And we’re gonna see that twice more next.
14:34 So let’s go to Acts 1414 and 15.
14:43 But when they heard the apostle’s, when the apostles, Barnabas and paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd trying out men why are you doing these things?
14:54 We also are men of like nature with you and bring you good news that you should turn from these main things to a living god who made the heaven earth and the sea and all of those in there.
15:04 Okay so explain.
15:05 I’m sure you looked up there.
15:06 What what was the setting for that paul And Barnabas and things began to happen and they said yeah so they named them God.
15:18 And it was what was one was Hermes.
15:21 And so Barnabas with Zeus and Hermes was the speaker.
15:26 So they said that was paul and they’re they’re trying to explain.
15:30 No, no and in their explanation they start at God in creation.
15:37 So we’re gonna see Paul again take a similar attack in acts 1723 25.
15:47 Who had that.
15:50 For as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship.
15:55 I even found an altar with this inscription to the unknown god Therefore the one whom you worship without knowing him, I proclaim to you God who made the world and everything in it since he is Lord of heaven and earth does not dwell in temples made with hands.
16:13 Nor is he worshiped with men’s hands as though he needed anything since he gives to all life breath and all things.
16:25 So the famous soap also in Athens is at Marcel, he’s speaking to all these greek philosopher types.
16:36 and he starts with creation.
16:39 Okay, God in creation colossians 1 16 through 17 all things were created both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible whether Thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through him and for him he is before all things and in him all things hold together one of my favorite passages, who else would say that?
17:13 It’s just that whole idea.
17:15 What does that mean?
17:16 If who is holding us together?
17:19 Right at this very moment, christ Okay, so not only the creator the sustainer then revelation 4 11.
17:29 Did somebody have it?
17:31 Did I miss in handing that out?
17:33 Maybe I’ll get right ahead.
17:35 All right, let me just read it.
17:36 Okay, so there’s the throne work.
17:38 This is you know the God is God there, Right and all the living creatures are around him worshiping him and they say worthy are you our lord and our God to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things and because of your will, they existed and were created.
18:00 So even the worship before God himself involves the creation?
18:06 All right.
18:08 Any thoughts before we leave those passages?
18:11 So we did get some scripture in today and if we’re not gonna get to genesis.
18:15 So, so that’s good.
18:17 the I skipped a section in my notes here, but tell it just kind of, you know, genesis many of, you know, genesis, what are some of the things that are address first explained first for the very first time in Okay, Work Creation The creation Okay.
18:47 Creation of man, woman, marriage, sam sam.
19:00 Yes, Yeah, absolutely.
19:05 All these basic things, reproduction.
19:13 Work ethic calling.
19:15 So, we also find that there’s nothing before God existed in the beginning.
19:20 Was God?
19:21 Nothing else any other?
19:27 Alright, so, we’re gonna move down that, into what I call battles, combat weapons and casualties.
19:35 All right.
19:36 So, the battle that is waged by the world, I guess the first chapter of genesis is ongoing since the beginning of time, literally is ongoing at the beginning time in one form or another.
19:55 Now, as I go through the various resources that are utilized, they end up often spending 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 sessions on Creationism versus evolution.
20:13 Okay, and that’s just one of the many values.
20:21 and as I thought about that issue, particularly the time they spend on it.
20:27 I’m wondering is there an issue behind the issue?
20:34 Okay, is there an issue behind the issue, first of all, let’s talk about creationism versus evolution, is is that a big problem for anybody in here?
20:50 Okay, I know most of you, I know how you and those that have Children, how you’re raising your Children, but is that something that you’re among friends here that you’re conflicted about?
21:05 Okay, Alright, so we don’t have to spend a lot of time on that.
21:12 We know that I think all of us were the great evolution.
21:17 It’s a theory that science is doing all it can make it the doubles and joe.
21:41 So, so how did you end up with the theory of evolution to start with?
21:51 Alright, so he wrote the book, All right.
21:56 Didn’t originally mean most early signs and I could be wrong on this.
22:00 But looking at that’s where we’re getting to the battle behind the battle right back behind it.
22:26 So, we have this theory thrown out there.
22:29 Probably been under theories like that, that never gained any momentum.
22:33 How’s This one game?
22:37 Definitely it’s a heart issue, you know, if you choose that is not the word, you don’t have to.
22:48 Okay, so they grabbed that theory, those who are not christ you know, God fearing justified.
22:56 So they grab that and they hold on to that because that gives them what they consider justification for?
23:06 Alright, so if I got Okay, so there are right, it doesn’t take away from their belief in God, their their relationship with, but you know, right, right?
23:27 What I’m trying to do now, as far as to really dig and look at how this thing went from a man writing a book, something that we look back and say, that’s crazy.
23:40 Okay, too dominate, I mean, the if we were to take a full poll and how many out there, which would be on the evolution side, how did it get there?
23:57 What were the steps that got in there?
24:00 I think it goes back to the original lies, you can be like God, God outside of us, you know, it’s only natural wants to be God.
24:14 I would I would argue that it went under the guise of science.
24:18 People are saying that, you know, people look at so called science as being like God and therefore became crammed into the textbooks and everybody’s indoctrinated.
24:28 Okay, So he hit a couple of things there.
24:30 Okay, so they got in the right group, right?
24:34 And then it got in the academy.
24:36 Okay, that was a key to the academy, To the schools.
24:43 And my son has said over and over after his taste doing some graduate work at the University of texas is he points to graduate schools as the source of all the problems, but so it gets into the academy, but nowhere else does it get then gets into the church media into the church, Right?
25:08 It’s kind of like, But there’s natural revelation.
25:13 And so Nature reveals God.
25:18 And so no one really has an excuse.
25:20 But one thing that I kind of like, that was interesting was through this creation.
25:28 You’re not gonna see that I guess he didn’t create it.
25:32 All right.
25:33 So, one of the like, people who have led stand zones essential oils in stem.
25:41 Yeah, we have there’s like opening class.
25:44 And she was like, she was like, so, a lot of people in science that maybe don’t believe in God, she’s like but for me, it’s like evidence in God.
25:53 And she sat in front of the class and she’s like talking about now, like, everything is so perfect, so complicated that it points to God.
26:04 And so I think that kind of it’s in the hand, I think man has manipulated and got into the theory of evolution and everything, but nature itself, like it’s not that they’re discovering something.
26:20 It’s like nature itself reveals God to us.
26:23 And I think it’s the viewer who’s manipulated that into Well, I was just reading and this morning, basically all knowledge, true knowledge begins with God.
26:42 So, if you’re associated with anybody that doesn’t accept that fact and that truth, you’re gonna, you know, run off the road pretty quickly.
26:52 You run to any theory that helps.
26:54 Alright, alright, so let’s let’s we’re gonna if you take evolution Hispanic?
27:06 Okay, where does that put comment nowhere, does it?
27:14 All right, so got Right.
27:17 What’s it do to man?
27:30 Man is a mistake, right?
27:33 Can’t happen or something.
27:36 But man, so look, the attack is on God and God’s supreme creation, man.
27:44 Okay, So ministers that as a result, okay, of things like evolution, how does that impact our world?
27:54 Steve ought to answer it.
27:59 Yeah, yeah.
28:02 This is just a moral code.
28:04 So, the idea of evolution?
28:11 Okay, who’s It’s real himself?
28:18 Okay, Alright.
28:19 The ultimate and anti God.
28:21 So, if we were to draw this, it would be God versus man snake satan the world, big corporations, you know, we could just line up everything.
28:33 So the question becomes, is this our first battle?
28:38 You know, it’s just is there are there other things that are have been foisted upon us over the years?
28:50 Maybe we’re good.
28:51 It’s been twisted a little bit to make it bad where we have been so sold on it that we crossed over and accepted.
29:04 Is there any other things you may not know where I’m going here?
29:16 Okay, even though man is worthless.
29:19 You know, cosmic mistake.
29:23 You’re good.
29:29 You do the same thing is happening from the education media influence the same thing that happened with.
29:47 Okay, so, I’m gonna throw up some things and we’re not gonna dig into them.
29:52 But I just wanted to throw up some things that over the years have became similar type issues.
29:58 That have and we may have some interesting discussions down the way we may not discuss them at all and just point out things that are relevant to them.
30:11 22 real quick.
30:11 It seems to me also that at the end of the day it’s becoming throughout time that there is there is no truth because everything is true, right?
30:20 And so and everything is acceptable.
30:23 It’s your truth.
30:24 Whatever that is.
30:26 Like the story that you shared with us about your co work, that’s good for you.
30:32 That works for you.
30:33 That’s what makes you happy.
30:34 That’s okay.
30:35 You know, that’s your truth.
30:37 I’ll have my own truth.
30:39 I’m unemployed now.
30:40 But alright, so going back to the we end up with this big thing that we see now and that is you would say it’s the metaphysical and we’re not gonna get into a lot of stuff.
30:58 Versus the opposite.
31:01 That is materials.
31:06 Thank you talked, you talked before and look back at stuff you put on Mario put that up there.
31:16 So I was so proud of the time.
31:18 I had this elaborate thing on the white board and took a picture of some kids.
31:22 It was about the plan of redemption and I misspelled resurrection and that was the one thing my daughter.
31:30 Okay, right there.
31:34 Alright, so so we we kind of have this whole idea of materialism, What does that mean when I say materialism in science, what do we believe?
31:47 What does it take for what does something have to be for us to believe in it?
31:53 See it feel here.
31:55 Okay, And once we say metaphysical, we put yeah, that that spiritual component comes in.
32:04 And so we run into that.
32:06 And so you could argue that that evolution is over here.
32:12 Creationism is over.
32:16 And then you run into what are some of the other science science that’s out there that deals with the creation.
32:23 We’re probably gonna bump into geology.
32:27 In what sense?
32:32 Okay, that’s Earth Age.
32:41 A funny little sitcom called The Big Bang.
32:46 All right.
32:50 And there’s something that goes along with that.
32:52 And that’s the idea of an expanding universe.
32:58 You know, who created, who was the author of The Big Bang, the original Big Bang idea in the expanding universe idea.
33:09 A catholic priest, interesting.
33:13 So I thought that was, what was his name?
33:19 Something a lot of my dear, something like that.
33:23 And he was also a lot of those ideas and we’ll address some of that as we get into, the book of genesis.
33:31 there’s, I got this right up here by Tesla and Tesla was a Big we don’t even hear about that anymore.
33:41 Okay, we’re kind of going back to it.
33:44 That was that there’s something in all this space here in this area that we don’t see there’s a lot of stuff in there that people used to, okay, can we now realize it does contain electricity does contain that and it doesn’t contain.
33:59 So Tesla was a big guy on that.
34:02 And then we, and I am not capable of discussing this, but it’s the whole idea was called vandalism.
34:10 So there’s some aspects of science when we talk about adam, you know, we, we look at the adam and we see the things like that.
34:20 You know, nobody’s ever really seen that.
34:22 Okay, That’s a cartoon is growing up for us there.
34:26 There there’s still some issues.
34:29 Even so as we get very big, we have issues that we have very small.
34:32 We have issues that jalapeno work.
34:36 and then I’m gonna throw this one up here and we’re probably not going to take us too far.
34:40 But, so right now, the control idea on, on for most of us is that we live on a helio centric system as opposed to a geo centric system.
34:57 And I’m gonna put right, and this becomes important for us when we view scripture.
35:03 So the Eurocentric means that the sun is at the middle of our solar system, Okay, US centric would say the Earth is at the center and things were arrived around the Earth and I put flat Earth there because if we’ve been here 6000 years for 5500 years.
35:22 This was the control of 19.
35:25 This means that when moses walked the Earth, they had a particular view of how things worked when the bible was written, they had a particular view of how things were when christ walked the earth.
35:40 They had a particular idea of how things worked all the way up through the early reformers because Galileo and Copernicus are the ones that kind of got things rolling On this and we think of that as kind of old theories.
35:59 It was in our textbooks and our encyclopedias through about 1950 as they were thought of almost as competing theories.
36:08 And then we have the space programs and things like that.
36:11 And it’s really interesting that some of that a little bit.
36:14 But it’s, what’s interesting is some of what we’re taught by our cosmologists, Even the cosmologists are now starting to say we’re off so much, we’re starting to have problems.
36:29 And some of what’s taught here is beginning to fail just because there’s becoming new equipment that’s available to everybody.
36:37 for instance, an icon makes a limbs.
36:41 But on camera now that you can now really see what Saturn looks like that, you can really see like what jupiter looks like.
36:48 It doesn’t really look like what we’ve been shown all these years.
36:53 And it raises questions what’s going on.
36:56 So it’s kind of fun to, to get into some of these things that, that maybe we may have to have meetings elsewhere to discuss some of these things, the fact that I even put it up here probably has freaked my wife out.
37:07 I would even go there real big, but it’s a lot of fun discussion.
37:13 Then we balance that well, what did they believe and where did they get that from?
37:17 And did they pull it from scripture?
37:18 And also we get into some.
37:20 Is that some of those things what’s in just since I’ve gone there already?
37:26 There’s a thing called the Flat Earth renaissance that’s going on.
37:30 Some of the young people Madison.
37:32 Have you some No, no.
37:34 Have you run into any of that?
37:36 Have you run into any among your peers talking about?
37:40 Oh, okay.
37:42 All right.
37:43 All right.
37:43 So, so anyway, that’s going on.
37:46 But this drive a whole group of young people are being driven back to scripture.
37:51 It’s kind of an interesting thing as the debate rages on.
37:54 So, that’s a fun thing as we What about, What’s that now?
38:01 The Force?
38:03 Yeah, maybe we should.
38:04 Maybe we should.
38:05 So that’s where we go.
38:06 All right, let’s move on past that.
38:08 All right, so let’s talk real quick.
38:10 I’m just gonna give you a quick we’re gonna talk about genesis real quick.
38:15 And so genesis is which book of the bible?
38:19 The first.
38:20 Okay, so if you’re trying to find in your bible, go to the beginning.
38:24 Alright, so this is it is in the book.
38:27 What would you say?
38:29 It was a part of the Torah?
38:34 The book of moses.
38:34 So, it was originally written as all in one section.
38:38 It wasn’t originally five books.
38:40 Okay, so, the Torah Torah means Law.
38:43 Okay, So that’s what they think of and they’re always referred to as the Book of moses.
38:49 All right, then, it also has another name.
38:53 What’s the other name?
38:56 Do you know where that comes from?
38:58 Five books?
39:00 Okay, it’s greek.
39:02 Okay, so, we really interesting story.
39:05 I never knew.
39:07 I always heard people refer to the city to a gent but several 100 years before the time of christ, All the Hebrews are speaking greek as well.
39:17 And so it was hebrew was almost used as the Catholics used latin now at that time.
39:24 And so the jewish scholars were commissioned by the greek king, whoever was to, to translate the old testament and it’s called the Okay.
39:38 And in it for the first time, they divided the book of moses into five books and then or is in greek for Penta to the five books.
39:47 All right, so, who is the author of genesis?
39:51 We’ve already been talking about it.
39:53 Okay, as the Academy is prone to do, there had to be somebody to challenge that.
40:02 So, they challenged that over the years.
40:05 The problem is that our Lord jesus christ references moses in the book of moses all the time.
40:16 It’s probably the most if there was any question as to the authorship of it, that should be sold in christ when he refers to them to genesis.
40:27 So what’s genesis mean?
40:30 It’s, it’s the word kind of there.
40:36 We get generations from history, those type of things.
40:41 but it’s it’s those ideas of origins or beginnings.
40:46 And then finally the book of Genesis has a natural right?
41:03 So one through 11 nine and then there’s a break from through chapter 50.
41:13 , my goal right now is to get through 11 9 at least.
41:21 and then we’ll go from there.
41:22 This is the section that runs through the tower about and so this first section would be referred to as private Evil Heavy.
41:33 I’ve heard that phrase before.
41:35 What’s that mean?
41:36 Private means from the earliest age is Okay.
41:40 Or sometimes it’s called primitive history or prehistory for this title.
41:46 So this the creation through the creation of all languages and this just first people across the world and then then we pick up with 11 10 were introduced to a character named Abraham.
42:03 And so from that point on was called patriarchal history.
42:07 It’s the history of the Israel Israelites at that point, those followers of Abraham.
42:14 Okay, so that’s kind of the natural right there, in genesis.
42:19 So we made it through my notes of introduction.
42:23 Any questions we cover all kinds of weird stuff.
42:29 Even threw some bombs.
42:34 So any thoughts are you excited about getting into it?
42:37 Yeah, it’s, it’s loaded.
42:41 We’ll take, we’ll go through fairly methodically through chapter one through the first couple of verses of Chapter two.
42:50 And then after that we’ll probably be able to pick up the pace a little bit.
42:54 So we’ll go through and make sure in the next week or two that we have the elements of creation and they’re full of stuff.
43:02 Just an observation.
43:04 And that is that, you know, people who hold the material point of view and say there there, you know, I can only believe in what I see.
43:14 They believe in a lot of things.
43:15 They can’t see atoms and air and all kinds of things that they don’t see.
43:21 You know, and they also believe and there’s good, there’s good science to support some of those things.
43:26 But I mean every, you put your foot on the brake to stop your car, You believe it’s gonna work.
43:32 Sometimes it doesn’t, you know, but the point is, that’s a matter of faith or resting in something really believe is is going to happen.
43:40 But sometimes it doesn’t.
43:41 But that’s a matter of, I guess you could call it a matter of faith, you know, who in here this, I’m going to ask you a question, but I’m not gonna follow it.
43:55 Who in here has been to the Fox theater downtown, my poor wife, I’ve got to get you to, nobody’s ever taken me.
44:14 So, so think back to the very first time you walked into.
44:18 I’m gonna follow the very first time you walked into the Fox Theater.
44:22 What did you as we look at that feeling of wow, it’s so cool.
44:37 It’s so I thought I would find myself staring at.
44:42 Alright, let’s close.
44:48 Thank you for your word.
44:50 We thank you for you.
44:53 The fact that we can point to you as our creator Lord.
44:58 We just worry in you or for you.
45:03 We’re fine ourselves, filled with gratitude that you have counted us as yours as we move into.
45:13 Give us wisdom, Give us inside, strengthen our faith by your world in christ