Introduction

 

WHO MADE ME? I love the story of the boy sitting on his father’s lap as they were looking into a mirror. The boy said to his dad, “Dad, who made me?”

He said, “God made you, son.”

He said, “Dad, who made you?”

He said, “God made me, son.”

He said, “Dad, who made granddad?”

He said, “God made him, son.”

He said, “Dad, who made great-granddad?” He said, “God made him, son. Why do you ask?”

The boy took one look back in the mirror and said, “Well, it just seems to me He’s been doing a better job in recent years!”

 

In psalm 19:1 the paslmist praise the Lord for His creation saying, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” When we look at the mountains, hills, sea, sky, stars, animals, the diverse kind of plants and flowers, and to humans we see the majesty and wonder of God’s creative activity. God created all things by His Word.

 

Our sermon today we want to talk about God the Creator, His creation, and His will in creation.

 

Outline

I. The Creator: The Triune God (Gen 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

1. Described to be God (Gen 1:1; Col 1:15-17; Ps 104:30)

2. Described to be Mighty (Isaiah 40:18-26)

3. He spoke and it was – Psalm 33:9 “For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”

4. He has the right to end creation (Gen 6:7) “The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”

5. One day He will end this world and start a brand new world where righteousness will dwell forever (1 Pet 3:13) “But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.”

 

Application

God is the owner of all things everything in Heaven and on earth (Neh 9:6). Because sin entered the world (Rom 1:19ff.) we can speak of creation as if God lost the ownership of his creation. That’s why we read in passages like 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”

 

II. Creation: Those who are created (Col 1:16)

1. The Heavens and every thing in it

a. Created the Angels (Neh 9:6)

b. Satan and all of his fallen angels (Gen 1:31; 2:1; cf. Isa 14; Ezk 28:11ff.)

c. The vast universe with all the stars in it, and the galaxies (Gen 1:1)

2. The Earth and everything on it

a. The Land: desert (Gen  1:1

b. Animals (Gen 1)

c. Humans (Gen 1:21; 26-27; 2:3, 4; 5:1, 2; 6:7)

 

Application

We are God’s creation therefore we are ought to turn to him and not away from him (Gen 3).

 

Ps 27:8 “When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Psalm 34:10 “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”

 

III. Creation was Created from Nothing: The visible from the invisible (Heb 11:3; cf. Gen 1:1)

 

Theologians involved in teaching about creation they usually use the Latin phrase Ex nihilo meaning “out of nothing” to describe the original creation in Genesis 1:1.

 

This biblical truth speaks against the theory proposed by Charles Robert Darwin[1] called Evolution Theory. The main thrust of this theory is that,

 

He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.

 

But we know from Genesis 1 and 2 that all God’s creation from plants, animals, humans were created directly by God. And that the original earth and universe was created from nothing by God.

 

IV. God’s Will in Creation (Rev 4:11; Ps 148:5; Gen 1:26-27)

 

God will was to create all things especially mankind in order for man to glorify God.

 

V. The Creator Holding Everything by His Word (Col 1:15ff.; Heb 1:1-3)


[1]Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. Darwin published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favored competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.

 

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