“In The Beginning”
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17 uses in the KJV
Time of History (king’s reign) Jer. 26:1
Time of Year (barley harvest) Ruth 1:22
Time of Day (middle watch) Judg. 7:19
The start of time itself:
– Gen. 1:1-5
– Jn. 1:1-5
Most Familiar References
• Genesis 1:1
• John 1:1-3
• In the beginning God
created the Heaven and
the earth.
• Beginning of Time
• Eternal God was there
• Current heavens and
earth were not there yet
• In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in
the beginning with God.
All things were made by him;
and without him was not any
thing made that was made.
Before God Begins
• Spiritual condition before
God’s intervention (Eph.
• And the earth was
4:17-19) Darkness and
without form, and void;
without direction
and darkness was upon
• Water and Spirit unite in
the face of the deep.
rebirth (Jn. 3:5) Exit the
And the Spirit of God
darkness and enter the
moved upon the face of
light of the Gospel
the waters.
• Genesis 1:2
Creation of Physical
• Genesis 1:3-5
• John 1:4-5
• Light was made first
• Division formed (day
and night, evening and
morning)
• Sun and moon are made
on the 4th day (14-19)
• In him was life; and the
life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in
darkness; and the
darkness comprehended
it not.
The Spiritual Light
• John 1:4-5 In him was life; and the life was the
light of men. And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.
• Light symbolizes goodness and understanding
• Physical light (Gen. 1:3-5)
• Mental light (Prov. 8:22)
• Spiritual light (Jn. 1:4-5)
• Moral light (1 Jn. 1:6-7)
The Gospel of Christ
• 2 Cor 4:6 For God, who
commanded the light to shine out
of darkness, hath shined in our
hearts, to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
• Choose to remain in darkness or enter the light