WHAT is revealed concerning God in the first verse of the Bible?
“In the beginning God _______ the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.
2. What contrast is repeatedly drawn in the Scriptures between the true God and false gods?
“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have ________ the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. . . . The portion of Jacob is not like them: for He is the ______ of all things; and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: The Lord of hosts is His name.” Jeremiah 10:11-16. See Jeremiah 14:22; Acts 17:22-29; Revelation 14:6-10.
3. Through whom did God work in creating all things?
“In the beginning was ________, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made _______; and without Him was not anything _____ that was _____.” John 1:1-3.
4. Through whom is redemption wrought?
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, __________ for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through ____.” Romans 5:8, 9.
5. In what scripture do we learn that Christ, the active agent in creation, is also the head of the church?
“For by Him were all things _______, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created ______, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the ____ , the _______: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:16-18.
6. What scripture shows that the Creator is also the Redeemer?
“But now thus saith the Lord that ___________, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have ____________, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine.” Isaiah 43:1.
7. Who is declared to be the source of power to the weak?
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the _______ of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth ______ to the ______; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40:28, 29.
8. What prayer of David shows that he regarded redemption as a creative work?
“Create in me a __________, O God; and renew a _________ within me.” Psalm 51:10.
9. Who keeps the heavenly bodies in their places?
“To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the ________. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out ________ by number: He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth.” Isaiah 40:25, 26.
10. What can the same Holy One do for the believer?
“Now unto Him that is able to ____ you from ________, and to present you _______ before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 24, 25.
11. What is the measure of the power which is available for the help of the believer?
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us ward who believe, according to the working of ______________, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:17-20.
12. How great was the deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage?
“Ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? . . . Hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by __________, by _____, and by _______, and by ____, and by a __________, and by a ______________, and by ___________, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?” Deuteronomy 4:32-34.
NOTE: The great deliverance of Israel from bondage and oppression in Egypt is but a type of the power of God displayed in the deliverance of man from the bondage and slavery of sin. In both is seen a manifestation of creative power.
13. What scripture plainly states that it is creative power which transforms the believer?
“For we are His workmanship, _______ in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.
14. Through whose agency is the material universe sustained?
“And He [Christ] is before all things, and in Him all things ___________.” Colossians 1:17, RSV, margin.
15. What statement shows that all things, both material and spiritual, are sustained by the same personal agency?
“But to us there is. . . . one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are ________, and ___ by Him.” 1 Corinthians 8:6.
16. Why is God worthy to receive glory and honor?
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast ______________, and for Thy pleasure they are and were _______.” Revelation 4:11.