The basic fundamentals, when practiced, lead to success in life and sports and business. In the book of Genesis, God’s Word spells out fundamentals for all of creation. Including people.

Notes And Next Steps

Genesis 1:1-2:3 + Part 1 of the series “Genesis: In The Beginning"

If you forget the basics, you’ll lose in football, in business, in relationships and even with God.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)

Before the beginning of time God exists. Now, why is that such a big deal? Because it makes God supreme.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. (Psalm 148:13)

The main character in the story of the Bible is God.



      1. 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.
      2. Watch this video from the Bible Project about Genesis:  Answer the following questions. What are the two main parts of Genesis? What does it mean that Adam and Eve are created in the image of God? What is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil all about? How did God feel about the world spiraling into more wickedness and evil? So what basic idea flows through the spiral of sin and wickedness? Genesis is the beginning of God’s mission to __________.
      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.”