What are the job qualifications to be the creator of all things? The list of candidates is very short. Only one. God. Explore his creator traits, technique and time in Genesis 1.

Notes And Next Steps

Genesis 1:1-23 + Part 2 of the series “Genesis: In The Beginning"

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. (Genesis 1:2)

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. (Genesis 1:3-6)

God’s creator traits

God’s creator technique

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command. (Hebrews 11:3)

God’s creator time

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)



      1. Make a prayer list of thanks. How has God used his almighty traits, techniques and time as creator to also care for you? List at least one experience for each. Acknowledge and appreciate God for this. Share with a friend or family member.
      2. How does God answer Job when Job wants to tell God what to do, and be his creator? Read Job chapters 38-42 for the dramatic conclusion of the story of Job’s suffering and response.>
      3. Watch this video that narrates Genesis 1 with visual footage, and just enjoy the creation account:
      4. Read Genesis 1. The entire chapter. Watch for special words and phrases that are repeated through the account. Take notes about these words and phrases. Why is each important? “in the beginning” — “and God said” — “God called” — “and there was evening and there was morning” — “‘let there be’ and there was …. and God made” — “according to their kinds.”