The Bible Begins with God

Answers From The Book

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

The very first sentence of the Bible begins with “God.” Since He is the Subject of the entire Bible, it is only appropriate that He is the Subject of the opening statement.

In a day when there is much debate and controversy over whether or not God even exists, it is interesting to note that the Bible does not really attempt to provide any evidence to prove His existence. There is no argument presented to persuade the skeptic, no overwhelming logic offered to remove all doubt . The Word simply states, “In the beginning…..God.”

Where God came from and precisely when this “beginning” occurred, we are not told. We are simply told that at the very beginning, God was already there. Before the “Heaven and the earth” existed, God was there. This very first statement in the very…

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The gift of Sex

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Is Sex a gift from God? The answer is yes. Sex was designed by God our creator as a special gift that allows a husband and wife to express oneness in intimate and exclusive love and to share in his plan for procreation (production of offspring). I know you may be wondering;  “Ok. if sexuality is a gift from God how could it possibly be so wrong if you are not married?” that is a good question.  In Genesis 2:18 God says; “it is not good that a man should be alone, I will make him a help meet for him.”  Therefore, sexual drives are the most natural high human bodies can experience. The downfall is that those sexual drives can be destructive when they are uncontrolled or misused.  I’ve learned that any intimate sexual relationship outside of monogamous fidelity within the covenant of marriage is condemned as sexual immorality…

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But Now Christ

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20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s, at his coming. 24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father, when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
(1 Corinthians 15:20-25 WEB)

Paul is clearly saying that Christ is the first fruit of those who died. He points out that death came by man, and that the resurrection of the dead also came…

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When You See God’s Plan Unfold

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by SHAY SHULL

“God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

I’m not sure when I first read Ephesians 3:20, but it’s one I’ve marked, scribbled, highlighted, circled and underlined as many times as I can in my Bible. It’s the verse I go back to, time and time again, when I don’t see my plans unfolding the way I think they should … when I think I have it all figured out, and yet God isn’t moving the same direction.

Hey, God … I’m over here! Come this way. I have plans! Do it my way!

No … it doesn’t work that way. . . .

source . . .

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Seasons Change

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“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” – Psalm 52:8

“Though the seasons change, your love remains.”  As the worship band repeated this refrain, God used these words to remind me how He had loved us from one season to the next.   Not just in the good times, but through some really difficult seasons.  Through the fall… when our hopes and dreams fell like leaves from the trees, and were blown away by the wind.  His love remained.  Through the winter…when prayers seemed to go unanswered, and the world felt cold and desolate.  His love remained.  In the spring…when the snow melted and beauty sprang from the ground.  His love remained.  In the summer…when change was inevitable, and we were filled with apprehension.  His love remained.

Slowly, these truths are penetrating my heart…the dreams…

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Pray, aim high and stay focused

Revealing the Christian Life

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three bullets. Therefore, he decided that he would go out and kill something for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel, fired a shot at the squirrel, and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said, “Pray first, aim high and stay focused.”

However, at the same time, he saw deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot…

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Numbers 2; Psalms 36; Ecclesiastes 12; Philemon 1

What the Chaos Teaches Us About the Creator

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A few weeks ago we had one of those rains where it seems like the whole sky opens up. Trees bent under the weight of it. Birds scurried to find shelter.

Every living creature seemed to realize the need to stay dry except my dog, who I inadvertently left out while running errands. She just laid there sopping wet, hanging her face when I remembered to let her inside.

She had a huge covered porch where she could stay covered, but she chose to take a cold shower.

Afternoon came and the rain stopped but the storm clouds stayed. I drove to the bus stop and was struck by the scene around me.

Trees and flowers and glowed against a backdrop of stormy sky, their leaves all sparkling and wet. It was beautiful.

The dark clouds provided a canvas that illuminated creation. Living, thriving. Not in spite of the storm…

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