|Monday:||Discussion Questions: The Beginning of Creation|
|Story Passages:||Genesis 1, Acts 17:16-33|
|Other Passages:||Eph. 2:8-10, Col. 1:15-16, Romans 1:16-21, Romans 8:18-25|
|Memory Verse:||Acts 17:24|
- How long did it take for God to create the world?
- If God created the sun on the fourth day, how was there light on the first day, shining on half the earth so that there were night and day? Doesn't that light come from the sun?
- If we apply this same principle to stars, what can we conclude about stars that are millions of light years away, that we can see with telescopes?
- The Bible tells us that each plant and animal reproduces
its kind. What does this mean?
- Darwin developed his definition of
speciesso that if a group of animals splits into two groups, and those groups become separated by some barrier that prevents them from mixing most of the time (e.g., an ocean that they cannot cross), they are considered separate species. How is this different from the
kindsthat the Bible talks about? Why is this difference important?
- When Paul was speaking in Athens, why did he bother to talk about creation? Isn't the gospel more important? Why didn't he just tell them about Jesus?
- With so many sources of conflicting information available in the world today, why do we look to the Bible first for the answers to all of our questions? Why not just use the Bible for religious questions?
- How is the beginning of the earth, and of human life, a religious question?
- How did Paul treat the idol worshipers in Athens? How should we treat people who don't know the true God?
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.