Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 1:26-2:3 - March 23 2018

In his Image

Read Genesis 1:26-2:3

  1. How does God say he created man? What tasks or roles are involved in the way he creates us?
  2. Where does humanity stand in relation to the rest of the created world?
  3. What distinction does God provide within mankind?
  4. What does the Lord provide for mankind, according to this passage?
  5. How does God spend the seventh day? What is the result of his action on that day?


  1. What responsibilities should we understand humans to have in light of how we were created?
  2. What does this passage teach us about how we should think about creation?
  3. Both men and women are described as being created in God’s image (v.27). What is the significance of that? How should that affect the way we treat one another?
  4. Why might the fact that man is created in God’s image be important for the gospel?
  5. God rests on the seventh day and makes it holy. What pattern is God setting or teaching? What does it mean for that day to be holy? What is the importance of the seventh day in the Old Testament Law? What is its importance in the New Testament?


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Genesis 1:1-25 - March 23rd 2018

In the Beginning...

Read Genesis 1:1-25

  1. What repeated words, phrases, themes do you notice in this passage?
  2. What happened in the beginning? Who was there already?
  3. How did God create? (Consider stages, steps, actions God takes) 
  4. What did God do with his creation? What does that reveal about him?
  5. What was God's creation like? How does that compare with the world we live in?


  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How should we respond to a God like this?
  3. What do we learn about God's words?
    1. How should we respond to them?
  4. Lastly, read John 1:1-5, how does this passage help us understand Genesis 1:1-25 more fully?
    1. Are there other passages you can think of that connect Jesus and the creation of the world?


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