The God Who Was in the Beginning

The first verse of Genesis makes clear that God is the Creator of heaven and earth. The Bible attributes all creation to God and God alone. This is a significant statement because it speaks definitively against other explanations of creation.

The Long-Awaited Son

At long last, Isaacarives- -a miraculous birth that emphatically answers the question' Is anything too hard for the Lord? If Abraham's life were made into a movie, the director would probably be tempted to roll the credits and drop the curtain right after the birth of...

God Visits

This week we'll see the institution of God's covenant sign and His renewal of the promise of an heir to a newly named Abraham. And we'll gain further insight into the character of the man called the "friend of God" and the woman who would give birth to a nation. We'...

Calling & Covenant

This week, we will meet Abram - a man of faith and a man of flaws - as he journeys from Ur to Canaan, to Egypt, and back to Canaan. We will be introduced to Sarai, Abram's wife, who displays a willingness to help her husband hedge his bets, even at great personal...

Genesis Part 2 Introduction

This study is part 2 of the book of Genesis. This week is an overview of Genesis 12-50 where we see God give and begin to fulfill the covenant promise that His people will be numerous, will have a land of their own, and will be a source of blessing to the whole world....

Dispersion and Descent

Last week, we watched Noah, the preacher of righteousness, become the participant in a God-initiated, God-sustained covenant. We also watched as the second Adam descended into sin, resulting in a curse on his son's son. This week we will examine the curse of Ham's...

God’s Covenant with Noah

Last week, we followed Noah and his family through the floodwaters. When we wrapped up our time together last week, the passengers of the ark were about to emerge into the sunlight of a post-flood Earth. Imagine having spent over a year enclosed in a boat, tasked with...

The Flood

This week we turn our attention to Noah, a righteous man living amidst crookedness and depravity, a man whose name significantly connotes relief, comfort, rest. We will spend this week paying close attention to the structure of the narrative. Just as you did with the...

Named and Known

In last week's study, we watched the efforts of sin on the next generation of Adam's descendants. How quickly the act of placing human will above God's will degraded into the act of murder. This week, we will watch the continued spread of wickedness along with the...

Cain and Abel

In Genesis 3, we watched our parents live out the fundamental definition of sin: placing our wills above God's will. This week we will look at the fallout of their defiant act. We'll see how quickly sin took hold within only one generation. Clinging to the promise...

Paradise Lost

At the end of Genesis 2, we find ourselves in a perfect garden, an ordered creation pronounced unequivocally good by its Creator. But human experience tells us that we are far from such a place now. In Genesis 3, we are given an explanation for the brokenness, sorrow,...

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