Here are the Blogs in the Bible Study on Genesis
Sunday, 31 May 2015
After studying the book of Genesis, what implications have you noted for your life? How has studying the book of Genesis affected the way you think (about yourself, God, other people, circumstances) or act? If so, how?
The TRUST issue is paramount. Are we going to believe God; are we going to ...Read More...
Posted on 05/31/2015 10:34 AM by Larry G
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Hebrews 11 draws chiefly upon Genesis for models of faith. What have Noah, Abraham and the rest taught us about faith?
When we read "By Faith" in regards to these people in the book of Hebrews, it is meant that they TRUSTED God; they trusted what He said. They longed for a better place and they ...Read More...
Posted on 05/30/2015 10:31 AM by Larry G
Friday, 29 May 2015
God repeatedly overrode the custom of having eldest son inherit. He chose Shem over Japheth, Isaac over Ishmael, Jacob over Esau, Joseph and Judah over their brothers and Ephraim over Manasseh. What is the significance of this pattern?
1 Samuel 16:7
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider ...Read More...
Posted on 05/29/2015 10:29 AM by Larry G
Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Family of Abraham was far from perfect; deception, violence, and rivalry were frequent. Why is it important that God chose to bless the world and send the Savior through such a family?
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it ...Read More...
Posted on 05/28/2015 10:24 AM by Larry G
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
What is a covenant? Explain the covenants God made with Noah and Abraham. What covenant has He made with Christians?
Covenant is a contract or agreement between two parties
Berith (Hebrew) to cut, i.e., to cut a deal.
Types of Covenants
Two-sided covenant occurs between human ...Read More...
Posted on 05/27/2015 10:14 AM by Larry G
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
How would you describe God as revealed in Genesis?
Personal a person
Kind and Compassionate
Wise the source of all wisdom
Outside time declares the end from the beginning
Emotional He loves, He grieves, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2015 10:09 AM by Larry G
Monday, 25 May 2015
Summarize God's plan to redeem man from the effects of the Fall, to the extent that the book of Genesis reveals the plan.
Man's predictament was and is that we are separated from the One who gave us life and that separation is something that we impose on ourselves. It is caused by that defect to ...Read More...
Posted on 05/25/2015 10:05 AM by Larry G
Sunday, 24 May 2015
The flood proved that total destruction was not going to be God's solution to the fall (Genesis 8:21). Let's trace His solution as far as Genesis reveals it.
Genesis 3:14-24 The serpent is now cursed-but not out of the picture. The seed of the serpent will be at enmity with the seed of the woman. ...Read More...
Posted on 05/24/2015 10:00 AM by Larry G
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Summarize what a human being was meant to be and is according to the book of Genesis.
Meant to be mankind was made in the image of God, with a free will, emotions, and creativity. Made to fellowship and walk with God the Creator, the One who gave us life and maintains it. We were to have dominion ...Read More...
Posted on 05/23/2015 9:35 AM by Larry G
Friday, 22 May 2015
What did the Babel crisis show about God and man (Genesis 11:1-9)?
God HIS NAME IS THE NAME THAT IS IMPORTANT! Not ours. He is watching over what man is doing. He knows that all of our inclinations are evil and that's why He separated us-for our own good; left to our own devices we would destroy ...Read More...
Posted on 05/22/2015 9:31 AM by Larry G
Thursday, 21 May 2015
What did the events surrounding the flood show about God (Genesis 6:6-9:17)?
Here is the bottom line: God cares for us and His creation and He wants us to trust Him. He warns people about what He's going to do. He grieves when He sees people sin and consequently corrupt, not only themselves, but ...Read More...
Posted on 05/21/2015 9:28 AM by Larry G
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
How did the Fall affect people and the world (Genesis 3:1-6:5)? See specifically Genesis 3:6-19, 4:13-16, 5:8,11, 14, 6:5.
Man now sees or perceives himself as being naked or vulnerable, insecure, paranoid. Adam and Eve try to cover up their nakedness. But their efforts don't work. They can still ...Read More...
Posted on 05/20/2015 8:51 AM by Larry G
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
What key things did the story of creation reveal about God, the world, and humans (Genesis 1:1-2:25)?
God He was in the beginning; He creates everything. We also see that there is an orderly progression to creation; no chaos or random forces operating here. Creation is just a manifestation of ...Read More...
Posted on 05/19/2015 8:46 AM by Larry G
Monday, 18 May 2015
Can you think of anything God might want to teach us through this information about Jesus' ancestry?
God doesn't choose us or save us because of our family pedigree, who we are, what we do or where we come from. His family will and has come from what could be considered to be the refuse of the world. ...Read More...
Posted on 05/18/2015 8:42 AM by Larry G
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Read Matthew 1:1-16 (especially verses 3, 6, and 16). What does Genesis 38 reveal about the ancestry of King David and Jesus Christ?
1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/17/2015 8:39 AM by Larry G
Saturday, 16 May 2015
What resulted when Judah married a Canaanite (Genesis 38:1-10)?
1 At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. 2 There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and lay with her; 3 she became pregnant ...Read More...
Posted on 05/16/2015 8:35 AM by Larry G
Friday, 15 May 2015
Can you think of any ways that Joseph's story foreshadows Messiah Jesus?
Joseph is tempted like Jesus
Joseph has an unloving, unbelieving family
Joseph takes his family through seven years of famine/ tribulation
Joseph's actions saves everybody's lives, Hebrews, Egyptians ...Read More...
Posted on 05/15/2015 8:31 AM by Larry G
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Joseph is a type of Christ in some ways. For instance, he was his father's favorite son, was rejected by his brothers, suffered meekly for God's purposes, was delivered and exalted by God, and became the deliverer of the very ones who rejected him.
Why do you think God gave Israel the story of someone ...Read More...
Posted on 05/14/2015 8:25 AM by Larry G
Friday, 1 May 2015
Consider the results of deception in each generation of Jacob's family. What lesson can we learn by examining these results?
Isaac's favoritism for Esau causes Rebekah and Jacob to develop and execute a scheme to get the birthright for Jacob. This favoritism of the father sets ...Read More...
Posted on 05/01/2015 9:04 AM by Larry G
Thursday, 30 April 2015
How do we see the cycle of deception in Joseph's family broken? See Matthew 6:12, 14-15.
Matthew 6:12, 14-15
12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive ...Read More...
Posted on 04/30/2015 9:01 AM by Larry G