Do you ever think of God as stingy? Do you focus on the things that He hasn’t given you? The opening scene of Genesis shows us a different view of God. As we see the waters teaming with life and the birds filling the sky and plants popping up everywhere from the ground, we see that God is a generous God and fills the world with ample abundance.

Kelly Needham (who was with us last time) is an author, Bible teacher and new podcast host! Please check out the podcast she and her husband Jimmy are just launching a podcast called “Clearly”.

Stephanie Rouselle is the founder of Gospel Spice Ministries. Her motto is, “God’s glory, our delight!” Born and raised in France, she has lived for her One over the last two decades on three continents, four countries and five cities through six professional roles. She is a wife, mom, podcaster, public speaker, Bible teacher, former women’s ministry director and strategy consultant. And she is 100% French.

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Bible Passage: Genesis 1

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Stephanie Rousselle is the founder of Gospel Spice Ministries. Her motto is, “God’s glory, our delight!

Born and raised in France, she has lived for her One over the last two decades on three continents, four countries and five cities through six professional roles. She is a wife, mom, podcaster, public speaker, Bible teacher, former women’s ministry director and strategy consultant. And she is 100% French.

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Kelly Needham

Kelly Needham hopes to convince as many people as possible that nothing compares to knowing Jesus. She teaches the Bible at her home church and co-leads a Women’s Teaching Program, training women to accurately handle the word of truth. She is the author of Friendish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion and is a frequent blogger and speaker. Kelly and her husband, Jimmy, have four children and live in the Dallas, Texas area.
  • Friendish (Book) – Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion
  • Purposefooled (Upcoming book) – Why Chasing Our Dreams, Finding Our Calling and Reaching for Greatness Fails Us and What We’re Really Meant to Live For.
  • Clearly (Upcoming Podcast) – IF IT’S COMPLEX, CONFUSING OR CONTROVERSIAL, IT’S COVERED HERE. Jimmy and Kelly Needham help demystify the Bible and give you the tools to get out of the fog and see God for yourself.

What is a “Day” in Genesis 1?

I know there are a lot of conversations going on about Genesis 1, and what the word “day” means. Is it twenty-four hours? Is there a different meaning? Here’s the deal. Even if you and I had different opinions on how to answer that question, I’m guessing it wouldn’t make much difference in how we live like the story is true.

Do you believe—as I do, that God created the world? If not, let’s chat! I’d love to hear your thoughts. But if so, let’s focus on living like it’s true that we serve the God who both creates and fills.

These are some of the books that have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them. My book, Control Girlincludes a chapter on Eve, titled, “It Looked Good to me.”

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Recommended Podcast Episodes

These are some of the podcasts I have especially appreciated, and which have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them.

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