1. Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water." So God made the expanse
and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." Evening came and
then morning: the second day. (Gen 1:6-8, CSB)
What did God create the sky for?
2. Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
God called the dry land "earth," and the gathering of the water he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth
produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds." And it was so.
The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.
And God saw that it was good. Evening came and then morning: the third day. (Gen 1:9-13, CSB)
Why is water important?
3. These are the records of the heavens and the earth, concerning their creation. At the time that the Lord God made
the earth and the heavens, no shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had
not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground. But mist would come up from the earth and water all the ground.
(Gen 2:4-6, CSB)
Where does the mist come from?
4. Water plays an important role throughout the Bible. Here are some examples that you will learn more about from Sunday School.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day
all the sources of the vast watery depths burst open, the floodgates of the sky were opened, and the rain fell on the earth forty days and
forty nights. (Gen 7:11-12)
He proclaimed, "One who is more powerful than I am is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie
the strap of his sandals. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." In those days Jesus came from Nazareth
in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. As soon as he came up out of the water, he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit
descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well-pleased." (Mark 1:7-11)
Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I
will give him will never get thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal
life." (John 4:13-14; Rev 22:1-3)
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