Job 38:4-7; Psalm 33:6; Psalm 136:5; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 45:18; John 1:1-3; Acts 14:15; Acts 17:24; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:10; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 4:11

Where were you when I ulaid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

Who determined its measurementssurely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone,

when the morning stars vsang together

and all wthe sons of God xshouted for joy?


By pthe word of the Lord the heavens were made,

and by qthe breath of his mouth all rtheir host.


to him who aby understanding bmade the heavens,

for his steadfast love endures forever;


Thus says God, the Lord,

who created the heavens mand stretched them out,

who spread out the earth and what comes from it,

nwho gives breath to the people on it

and spirit to those who walk in it:


18  vFor thus says the Lord,

who created the heavens

(he is God!),

who formed the earth and made it

(he established it;

he wdid not create it empty,

xhe formed it to be inhabited!):

I am the Lord, and there is no other.


John Illustration

John

The Word Became Flesh

aIn the beginning was bthe Word, and cthe Word was with God, and dthe Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. eAll things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.


15 Men, uwhy are you doing these things? We also are men, vof like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that wyou should turn from these xvain things to ya living God, zwho made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.


24 rThe God who made the world and everything in it, being sLord of heaven and earth, tdoes not live in temples made by man,1


16 For by1 him all things were created, lin heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether mthrones or ndominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created othrough him and for him. 17 And phe is before all things, and in him all things qhold together.


10 And,

uYou, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,

and the heavens are the work of your hands;


By faith we understand that the universe was created by fthe word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of gthings that are visible.


11  eWorthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for fyou created all things,

and gby your will they existed and were created.