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Lesson Overview

Why does God create the heavens and the earth? What impact does that have on the rest of scripture and even the rest of history? What is the image of God? Diving in to one of the most mysterious and rich passages in all of Scripture, Dr. Young carefully and thoughtfully leads us through God’s creative work in Genesis. This lesson also includes scholarly contribution from Denver Seminary professors Elodie Emig and Dr. Richard Hess, examining the creation event from both New Testament and Old Testament perspectives. Finally, Denver Alumna, De’Leathia Hightower shares a powerful story of how creation can lead us to worship our Creator.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the significance of the creation story.
  • Identify what we learn about God through the creation story.
  • Explain the significance of being created as God’s image.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
While we all confidently declare that humanity is made “in God’s image”, what does it actually mean and why does it matter?