In that first episode we read one verse, the first verse in the Bible, Geneses 1 verse 1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If we can agree on that verse without question, everything else we be easy to understand.
Bereshit Bara Elohim = In the beginning God created. The Hebrew word for beginning is Bereshit, and the word Bara means to create something out of nothing.
Before the beginning, there was nothing, no matter, no space, no energy, on time. All of these come together at the same time to form the universe.
If we have a problem accepting that verse completely, then we will have bigger problems.
One other approach I should mention in the introduction, it that we will use scripture to interpret scripture. In other words, we will not be reading the Bible in a book by book format.
We will be going through the entire Bible, but as we navigate our way through, we will read from different books to get a better understanding of the truth plain or hidden.