Genesis is the first book in the bible. Popular stories you may have heard from Genesis include the account of creation, Adam and Eve, and Noah and the Ark.
The Genesis series covers the first few chapters of Genesis.
Kyle Nichols starts out the study of Genesis at Genesis 1. In the Beginning…. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Be fruitful and multiply. There are two parts to this sentence. Kyle Nichols shares a message on Genesis 1 and 2, breaking down what it means to be fruitful and what it means to multiply there is a false freedom we chase when we try to be autonomous from God we are burdened with choices […]
We are designed to reflect God in our lives to the world around us. Kyle Nichols shares a message on being made in the image of God. Genesis 1:26-27 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea […]
Kyle Nichols discussing the value of Sabbath rest. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Pastor Kyle preaches on Genesis 2:4-8 and the beauty of the relationship with God that he created us for. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
God said ‘ It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’. What does this mean for your marriage? What does it say about why God created marriage? Quotes from the sermon: If we are looking for our glory, our satisfaction, for what makes us happiest […]
Pastor Kyle examines the Original fall from God’s grace in the garden of Eden. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Adam and Eve hide from God when they experience guilt, and we often do the same. Genesis 3:8-13 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Pastor Kyle Nichols is preaching about the cost of our sins, the consequences of the choices we make. Genesis 3:13-24 New International Version (NIV) 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have […]
As we read in Genesis 4 Cain murdered his brother Abel. We might breeze past this story in the bible and feel like we can’t learn much from it, but what does it teach us about ourselves. Our little desires can lead to sin which leads to death. There is good news though, God has […]
This past week Pastor Kyle shared a message on Genesis 4:16-5:32. Which compared the genealogies of Cain and Seth and what it means to walk faithfully with God, trusting him with the big life choices, but just as importantly – taking the small steps of faith that he calls you to. This sermon will inspire […]
Pastor Kyle is preaching on Genesis 6:1-8. He shares about how we view the graciousness of God and how we cannot earn his favour through our ‘good works’ but through our faith and obedience to him. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Remembered by God Pastor Kyle is preaching on Genesis 8:1-22 He explains how God remembers Noah and those on the ark, how God is re-creating the world in light of the fall. This message reminds us that God remembers us in those periods of waiting. It also asks how we are waiting on God. Podcast: […]
In last Sunday’s sermon, we ended with Noah waiting and waiting for the flood waters to recede. Now the water has gone down and Noah and his family can leave the ark. God blesses Noah and his whole family and all of creation, knowing that they’re sinful and broken. God is lovingly attaching himself to […]
Isn’t it great news that God uses imperfect people? Our Intern Jude Klassen shares a message on Genesis 9:18-29, on the final days of Noah’s life. He shared a message of hope that we won’t all get this perfect – and God still uses us and values us. As well as a reminder not to […]
What happens when God’s promises don’t play out how we expect them to? Intern Jude is preaching on Genesis 10:1-32, the lineage of Noah’s sons. This is in follow up to Genesis 9 (see last week’s sermon), where Ham disgraces his father and God promises Shem that he will have dominion over his brother Ham. Podcast: […]
Pastor Kyle Nichols speaking on Genesis 11, which is the story of the Tower of Babel. How we seek and handle power – we want to use it for authority and control. Genesis 11 New International Version (NIV) The Tower of Babel 11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward,[a] they […]
What does it mean to be #blessed? Abraham receives God’s blessings not because of who he is and what he is done, but because of who God is. God calls Abraham out of his life, to follow God and receive this blessing. He calls Abraham into the unknown, away from his home, he asks him […]
“When we fail to lay hold of God’s promises for us, we limit ourselves to what we can handle, rather than what He can handle” Pastor Kyle sharing a message on Genesis 12:10-20, where Abraham enters Egypt and is so scared they will kill him and take his wife Sarah when they see how beautiful […]
Picking up in Genesis 13 with Abraham being sent away from Egypt and into the wilderness. God calls us out of this scarcity living (there won’t be enough for me) and into abundant life (God provides you with everything you need) “Faith makes choices looking at God’s abundance rather than our own scarcity.” “God created […]
Abram leads his men on a mission to rescue his nephew Lot. So what gives Abram the confidence to make a move? God had just promised him the great land and the offspring like the dust of the earth. Why would he risk losing everything on the audacious rescue of his nephew Lot? It seems […]
Jude is preaching on Genesis 15 : 1-6 Genesis 15 The Lord’s Covenant With Abram (NIV) 15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] my estate […]
Pastor Kyle preaching on Genesis 15:7-21. At its core, this is a story about God’s love, about God reaching down and choosing to be in a relationship with humanity. Everybody has this invitation into this same relationship with God, with God’s mercy, love, and self-giving. Everyone has that invitation, today. The Lord’s Covenant With Abram […]
Pastor Kyle is preaching about the Covenant of Circumcision (Genesis 17) where God offers a covenant to Abram. He changes Abram’s name to Abraham which means ‘father of many nations’. God asked Abraham and his men to be circumcised, as a sign of the covenant they are entering Circumcision is not a requirement for believers […]
In Genesis 18:1-15 we hear about the three men who visited Abraham. God was among them and he told Abraham that he and Sarah would have a baby within a year. When they heard this news Sarah laughed. This story has been very focused on Abraham, but Sarah has a role that can’t be devalued. […]
Pastor Kyle preaches on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:16- Genesis 19. What does JUSTICE look like to us? What does it look like to God? What characteristics of God do we see alongside justice? Sermon Questions: 1. How often do we place ourselves in a position of judgment over others? […]
What happens when we take a good thing and make it our focus, overwhelm it with our needs and expectations. IDOLATRY: looking to a created thing to give us meaning, hope, happiness. Where should we look for our fulfillment, security, and meaning? Sermon Questions How did Abraham react when God instructed him to offer […]
We spend a lot of effort and doubt asking ‘is God trustworthy?’. There is a better question to ask. Believing in God isn’t a one-time doubt-free experience. It is a daily process of working through our doubts with him. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
Sermon Questions What decisions can you invite God into this week? Can you think of a decision that has been or is hard for you to invite God into? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS
GENESIS CHAPTER ONE
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God calledthe vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place,and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God createdthe great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,a]”>[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
GENESIS CHAPTER TWO
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the eartha]”>[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streamsb]”>[b] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed a manc]”>[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resind]”>[d] and onyx are also there.)13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.e]”>[e] 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animalsand all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adamf]”>[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribsg]”>[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the ribh]”>[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
GENESIS CHAPTER THREE
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LordGod among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspringa]”>[a] and hers;
he will crushb]”>[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east sidee]”>[e] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
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