Genesis 1:1-2 ESV
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:3-5 ESV
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Genesis 1:10 ESV
God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:12-13 ESV
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Genesis 1:17-19 ESV
17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
Job 38:7 ESV
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7 when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Psalm 19:1 ESV
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Genesis 1:20 ESV
And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
Genesis 1:25 ESV
And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:27 ESV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:31 ESV
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Psalms 8:3 ESV
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Part 2 – The Song of Sorrow
Part 3 – The Song of the Redeemed
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
A. Agorazo – The market place for slaves
B. Exagorazo – out of the market place for slaves.
C. Lutrosis – The full payment of a slave.
D. Apolutrosis – the full payment of a slave’s freedom.
Verse 1 – Mercy
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve
Mercy is immediate
Mercy is continual
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Verse 2 – Grace
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve
Grace is getting what we don’t deserve.
His grace is Infinite
His grace is Free
Invitation Song – Living Hope
Hallelujah, praise the one who set me free
Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me
You have broken the chains of slavery by your mercy.
And because of your amazing grace,
There is salvation in your name
Jesus Christ, my living hope!