Diana Douglass
Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:21 says, “By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” How do you think Jacob’s blessings constituted an act of faith? We know from Chapter 50 verse 20 what Joseph believes about how...

God Visits

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'...

Genesis Part 2 Introduction

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...

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...

Ruth – Week 3

This week we see Ruth’s profession of faith and its outworking in her through her unwavering loyalty to Naomi. We are reminded that God’s saving work reaches beyond cultural and ethnic barriers. After a 10 year sojourn in Moab, Naomi and Ruth have returned to...

Ruth – Week 1

Welcome to the book of Ruth! We are so glad you are here! Ruth is one of the shortest, yet most memorable books of the Bible. These four chapters capture the story of Ruth the Moabite, her mother-in-law Naomi, and Boaz, a family relative. Theirs is a story of loss and...

Hosea Part 7

The Way Home We are almost at the end of our journey. This week concludes the fifth and final cycle of sin, judgment, and restoration. Last week was a reminder of Israel’s past and God’s enduring love to his unfaithful people. This week, we will see what happens when...

Hosea Part 5

Wandering and Returning The judgment continues this week. The idol worship that has consumed the land and the joining to foreign nations will be their downfall. Exile is in their future. Again, Hosea uses imagery to describe the people and their sin. We will explore...

Hosea – Part 3

Acknowledge and Return Last week, we watched Gomer leave her husband, just as Israel has done to God. This week will be the third cycle of sin, judgment, and restoration. We will be like witnesses in a courtroom, as God has specific accusations to make against His...

Hosea – Part 1

The Marriage The book of Hosea opens with a narrative, the very personal story of Hosea and his family. God gives Hosea an unsettling command. God asks Hosea to marry Gomer, a woman who will be unfaithful to him. This marriage will be a symbol of Israel’s...

James Intro – Women

As we study the book of James, we will find much-needed wisdom to help us live out our faith in a true and authentic way. A living, active faith is more than knowledge and belief; it’s a way of life that exhibits the true characteristics of God through our words,...