The first book of the Bible is Genesis, Bereshit in Hebrew. Moses entered the saga of God’s grand story about 2,500 years after He created Adam and Eve. Moses was not an eye-witness to the events recorded in the book of “Beginnings.” Still, Moses is credited as being Genesis’ human author. God directly inspired Moses to write the exact words of his original work.
Moses did not work in a vacuum. Born in Egypt, the son of Israelite parents and raised in the palace of Pharaoh, Moses likely heard the ancient stories of mankind from his mother. Everybody heard and told stories in the ancient world. Moses also had access to some written texts.
Oral stories, written texts, and God’s inspiration produced the first book of the most fantastic story of all time, God’s story of Himself. The first two chapters of Genesis contain the account of the Creation of all things.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1
The first sentence presents the hearer of God’s story with His view of everything. The story demands a decision. “Is this correct, is this how it really happened?” For thousands of years, rational, intelligent, and thinking people have said, “Yes!” Moses agrees.
Genesis 1 & 2 provide a picture of a perfect world. It is a world nobody living today has ever experienced. No disease, despair, or death. No hunger or helplessness. No conflict. No war.
After preparing this perfect world, God created a perfect couple to rule over it as His image-bearer. He placed them in the Garden of Eden, a paradise where Adam and Eve could fully engage and enjoy one another and their Creator.
Can you imagine living in a world like that?
Facilitate An Oral Bible Discovery Study
Pray & Prepare
Watch the Story of Creation video and learn to tell it.
Read Genesis 1 & 2.
Gather a small group to join your oral Discovery Bible Study.
Pray & Lead
Tell the Story of Creation.
Answer and discuss four questions.
What caught your attention?
What did you hear about God
What is God saying about His creation?
What is God saying to you?
Watch the hand sign video. Practice it together.
Ask an accountability question. “What will you do before the next session?”