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.

That’s what he said.

floundersAs I’m chillin down in Pensacola, FL right now with my family, we went to the busiest restaurant on the beach – Flounders.  My mom always beats me to the punch by asking the server what could we pray for them about since we pray before every meal.  Finally, I beat her!  I asked the dude, “Man, we’re about to pray before we eat, is there anything we can be praying for you about?”  He said he had to think about it.  Several minutes later he came back and said, “I got one.  This is the busiest restaurant on the beach, and we have about 50 new servers on staff who don’t know what they’ve gotten into.  We’re a family restaurant until 9pm rolls around.  Then we ask the families with children to leave, we pump the music, we turn this place into a dance club, we break out all the drinks…we have wet tshirt contests and everything.”  To all that I just said, “Well there’s a lot to pray for in that situation!”  Then he said, “So pray for our staff to serve them well.”  Let me recap…I asked for prayer to the Holy, Almighty God.  He asked for prayer for his servers to keep serving alcohol, to keep the party going, and to keep the tshirts wet.  That’s what he said!  I’m still not sure how to pray…except for salvation and judgment 🙂