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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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These pages are designed to aid study or investigation for Christian discipleship through individual Bible study, Cell groups, Home groups, or meeting one to one.  The questions could be used alone allowing each person to use their own Bible.

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Introduction

The first chapters of Genesis describe our origins.  Origins are vital to understand why we are here and what our purpose is. Irrespective of your views on how factual or historical these texts are, they are worth examination at least from a spiritual perspective - What was God up to when He created?  What was man’s part supposed to be? How did it all go wrong?


Bible Zone

Genesis has two key passages outlining the beginning.  


NOTE: Since the texts are long, there are two ways of accessing them.  Either in the box with the slide bar, or in the following links - Genesis 1 &  Genesis 2.

  

God Commands Creation

Read Genesis 1  and look for recurring phrases.

  1. What do you see of God’s manner and values by the process of creation?
  2. What purpose do you see in the order of creation? - For instance, what is first and what is last?  How does everything in the middle bridge the two?  (Don’t get caught up with the science / Bible debate, rather try to understand the passage for what it is trying to say.)*
  3. What was God’s purpose for mankind?
  4. What significance is there to the fact that God rested on the 7th day?
  5. So, how do you fit in with God’s creation?


ORIGINS


God serves Creation

Read Genesis 2:4-25  

  1. What are the characteristics of creation seen in this account?
  2. What needs does God observe in this passage?
  3. How does God go about meeting the needs?
  4. What was man’s role in creation?
  5. How does this influence your perspective on your role in creation?