CBSM Sermon Video: “Ex Nihilo: That’s What HE Said (Doctrine of Creation)”


I always love to see God do the opposite of what we think might happen. As the snow storm absolutely whited out north Alabama this week, we were wondering whether or not we should cancel our service this Wednesday night for safety concerns. We decided to go ahead and have our Wednesday night worship service, and God brought in so many new visitors and an absolutely huge crowd. God gave us such a powerful night of worship, and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything in the world. We also started this new series “Ex Nihilo” on the doctrine of creation. We kicked it off with a sermon in Genesis 1 called “That’s What HE Said” which was all about how God spoke everything into existence from absolutely nothing. And there is a huge reason why God spoke everything into existence. There’s a huge reason why God the Father and God the Spirit are spoken of explicitly in Genesis 1, but Jesus (God the Son) is not spoken of explicitly. He is in there implicitly, but its that mystery of the creation through Christ and for Christ (Colossians 1:15-16) that brings beauty and meaning to His creation. Check out the sermon mp3 and marvel in the glory of God’s creative design…for Christ.

Ex Nihilo (Doctrine of Creation): That’s What HE Said

Free files for student pastors and small group leaders:
1 – Creation – Genesis 1 (mp3)
1 – Creation – Genesis 1 (handout)
1 – Creation – Genesis 1 (ppt)
1 – Creation – Genesis 1 (sermon notes)
1 – Creation – Genesis 1 (small groups)
(We used “Six Days” video from AnswersInGenesis.Org for sermon intro video.)

I always love to see God do the opposite of what we think might happen. As the snow storm absolutely whited out north Alabama this week, we were wondering whether or not we should cancel our service this Wednesday night for safety concerns. We decided to go ahead and have our Wednesday night worship service, and God brought in so many new visitors and an absolutely huge crowd. God gave us such a powerful night of worship, and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything in the world. We also started this new series “Ex Nihilo” on the doctrine of creation. We kicked it off with a sermon in Genesis 1 called “That’s What HE Said” which was all about how God spoke everything into existence from absolutely nothing. And there is a huge reason why God spoke everything into existence. There’s a huge reason why God the Father and God the Spirit are spoken of explicitly in Genesis 1, but Jesus (God the Son) is not spoken of explicitly. He is in there implicitly, but its that mystery of the creation through Christ and for Christ (Colossians 1:15-16) that brings beauty and meaning to His creation. Check out the sermon mp3 and marvel in the glory of God’s creative design…for Christ.

Framework #11 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of Creation

Free files for my fellow student pastors…

04-creation (ppt)

04-creation (handout)

04-creation (audio)

            What do you think is the most beautiful, incredible, and amazing scene in creation that you’ve personally laid your eyes on?  For me it was most likely Jamaica.  The green mountains, the clear-blue Caribbean Sea, and the glowing waters at night (you’ll have to ask me about this one!) truly displayed the glory of God in His creation and handiwork.  But then again I’ve been to Mexico.  This is a place that is very dirty and dry with a bland scenery.  So when we think about God creating all things, which scenery do you think about?  Does one glorify God over the other?  Is one a more clear and vivid display of His majesty?  How should we view creation?

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