John Lennon recorded the song “Imagine” trying to comprehend an ideal world where we would; “Imagine all the people living life in peace.” The sentiment of the song is good. The theology is not. This kind of world is impossible without God. The only time our world has been pure, good, and peaceful was when God first created the universe. We see this in Genesis 1-2.

Genesis 1 gives us a glimpse into the beginning of our Universe. It is fascinating. Three things jump out at me: 1) God created the heavens, earth, animal kingdom, and humankind with purpose. 2) Genesis 1 is overwhelmingly “God-centric.” God speaks, names, and brings things to pass. 3) At the end of the 6th day, the completion of creation, God declares creation to be “very good.” Meaning the Universe was perfect and without flaw.

Be encouraged that God has a great plan not only for His Universe, but for you as an individual. As we gather this Sunday we will dig into Genesis 1 looking at how God’s good creation applies to our lives today. Pray you would come ready to worship, encourage others, and grow in God’s grace!

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good..." - Genesis 1:31a

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


The doctrine that God created the entire universe our of nothing. The universe was originally very good; and He created it to glorify himself.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of how God is I AM, found in Exodus 3:1-4:17. The kids will learn the Bible point "God doesn't change, so we trust him when we're unsure." So often, God in the Bible can seem like a different God from the one in kids' lives today. He can seem bigger, more miraculous, and more powerful. We want to help kids understand that God doesn't change. The same God who appeared to Moses in a burning bush is present in their lives, ready to do big things through them.


Sermon Topic - June 9

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 1:2-31

“God’s Glory in Creation”

Lectionary Readings

Genesis 12:1-9

Psalm 33:1-12

Romans 4:13-25

Matthew 9:9-13; 18-26

May 2019 YTD