God's Word on Creation: Day 3 (Genesis 1:1-13, Psalm 33:6, Isaiah 60:1, Job 37:18, Job 26:10, Psalm 104:2, Psalm 136:6, Psalm 74:13, Jeremiah 5:22, 1 Corinthians 15:38)

Michael O'Brien, July 31, 2011
Part of the Genesis series, preached at a Sunday Morning service



Genesis 1:1–13 (Listen)

1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.


Psalm 33:6 (Listen)

  By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.


Isaiah 60:1 (Listen)

60:1   Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.


Job 37:18 (Listen)

18   Can you, like him, spread out the skies,
    hard as a cast metal mirror?


Job 26:10 (Listen)

10   He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
    at the boundary between light and darkness.


Psalm 104:2 (Listen)

    covering yourself with light as with a garment,
    stretching out the heavens like a tent.


Psalm 136:6 (Listen)

  to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;


Psalm 74:13 (Listen)

13   You divided the sea by your might;
    you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.


Jeremiah 5:22 (Listen)

22   Do you not fear me? declares the LORD.
    Do you not tremble before me?
  I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
    a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
  though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
    though they roar, they cannot pass over it.


1 Corinthians 15:38 (Listen)

38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.


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