We’re preaching through Genesis 1-11 at my church at the moment. It’s been fun.
I was pleased to have the opportunity to preach two of these, chapter 1 and 5.
The thing I’ve found about the early chapters of Genesis is that once you’ve waded through the contentious issues and if not resolved them at least come to an informed opinion, they’re actually quite straight-forward to teach. There’s so much to say about the structure of the text, meaning of the Hebrew etc.
But I’ve found that it’s been really challenge to preach - not simply to preach Christ, but to make the connections clear, to show its relevance and to preach a message that doesn’t just inform the mind but provokes change in the heart…
Was thankful to Tim Neale, for his simple and profound reminder on Genesis 1.