Before the Beginning

Dear Brethren,

It is important; not only that we know about God, but that we understand how intimately involved He is in our lives.  The question becomes; how well do we know God?  In our minds and hearts, is He near or is He far away?

More importantly, how can we know more about God in order to draw nearer to Him?   Certainly, we are known of God, and there is no place on earth where we could hide from Him, even if we wanted to do so.  David wrote:

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit?  Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in the grave, behold, thou art there.  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”  (Psalm 139:7-10)

“...The Lord knows them that are His.”  (2Timothy 2:19)

“Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”  (Luke 12:7)

God knows our heart and mind and thoughts.  He reveals a great deal about Himself in the Scriptures.  We need to know more about the workings of God so that we are better able to emulate Him in all that we do.  What was God thinking before He began the creation — before the beginning?

In the beginning, there was only God the Father and the Word, who became Jesus Christ (John 1:1-2).  They were the only two beings that existed.  God the Father is the eternal, glorious, supreme Creator of the heavens and the earth, the source of all life.  The Father created all things by and through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:2, John 1:3, 10, Colossians 1:16-17, Ephesians 3:9, Psalm 33:6).

Jesus is the ruler and sustainer of all that exists.  “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…”  (Hebrews 1:3)  The relationship and bond between God the Father and Jesus Christ represents ideal Godly love and complete harmony.    

The first act of God, of which we are aware, is this: in their brilliant Godly love, they came up with a magnificent Plan – a perfect Plan.  God the Father and Jesus Christ decided that they would invest themselves in the greatest venture imaginable.  Before launching into their Plan, they made absolutely certain that it was perfect and infallible.

Sermon:  "Before the Beginning"