God Creates (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Creation

Read Genesis 1–2:3

  • According to the first chapter of Genesis, what did God create on each of the six days?
  • What is the most important part of Genesis 1? (It all starts with God)
  • Some Bible commentaries indicate that God knew nothing about time and that "beginning" meant "always." So it would read "In the always, God created heaven and earth." That would open the door to the constant revelation of God's creation in the present tense.
  • What do we learn daily about each day of creation?
  • How do you account for God creating light on the first day, but the sun, moon, and stars aren't created until the fourth day?
  • Is there any significance to the phrase "and the evening and the morning were the first (second, third, etc.) day"?
  • Why would evening be listed first?
  • Why did God create man and woman last?
  • What is meant by "our" in "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…"?
  • Why do you think the 7th day is carried over to the second chapter?
  • What does God resting on the 7th day tell us about life?