Genesis 1 through 3 is like an overture of the Bible. It’s like an overture of an opera or a musical. It comes at the beginning, and is distinct and unique in itself, but it introduces the musical themes that you will hear throughout the rest of the composition. Genesis 1 is similar to that, in that it is unique and distinct in itself. There is no other part of the Bible that is quite like it. And of course, it describes a unique and one-of-a-kind event. But at the same time, it introduces themes that you find over and over again in the Bible. It is our goal and purpose throughout this series to look at and investigate these themes, which we find here in the first three chapters of Genesis.