Genesis

(April, May & June 2022)

Want to learn more about Genesis? Use these Bible Studies for personal devotion, group Bible studies, or teaching a church class. Below are links to the lessons in this 13-part series.

Genesis explains how humans began. This history is of extraordinary importance in making decisions on how we should best live today. If, as science vainly argues, humans (and everything else) came about was the result of chance and natural selection, then important life decisions can be made by flipping a coin. But if history informs an intelligently chosen future, then Genesis has much to teach us to make our lives better. Let’s begin in the beginning!...

Have you noticed that there are “types” of personalities? By that I mean people tend to fall within certain categories of thinking about life and living. My belief is that Satan is a master on this subject, and has a “pattern approach” to those who share similar ways of thinking and acting. Let’s see if we can turn that around this week. If Satan has certain planned ways to encourage sin, we should see what we can learn about Satan’s approach to help protect us against falling into sin. Come with me as we explore this idea in Genesis 3!...

Cain’s story is heartbreaking. If you are a parent, or you plan to be a parent, you have great hopes and dreams for your children. If they fail, you might blame yourself. God is the Creator-father of Adam and Eve. They failed. Adam and Eve, created as perfect beings, find great tragedy in their first two sons. Let’s plunge deeply into Cain’s story in Genesis to see what lessons we can gain!...

Introduction: We all face small frustrations from time to time. I know some who faced a lifetime of frustration. Our study this week is about an extremely frustrating situation for God. Things are not going as He wanted. To try to solve this, God partners with Noah, a novice boat-builder who also deals with frustration. In the United States a full-size reproduction of Noah’s ark has been built and I’ve been there. What a fantastic accomplishment! However, the saying “If you build it they will come” did not apply to Noah and the human race. Frustration. Let’s dive into our study of the Bible and look for light among the frustration!...

Humans began again in this lesson. The flood has destroyed all humans except Noah’s family which entered into the ark. The reason for the destruction of humans was that they were in constant rebellion against God. How does this new group of humans do? They have looked upon the judgment of God and have the lesson of the flood fresh in their minds. What have they learned, if anything? Let’s dive into our study of Genesis and find out!...

Many times recently I’ve read that younger adults are gripped with anxiety and fear. We normally fear the unknown. Our study this week is about a man who has every natural reason to be filled with fear based on facing the unknown. Abraham leaves his country and all his friends to go to the country he has never seen. What changes Abraham’s situation is the supernatural. But, the change is not immediate. Let’s jump into our study of the Bible and see what we can learn about Abraham and overcoming fear!...

Do you doubt God’s promises to you? Does your doubt make you feel bad about yourself? Our study this week reveals that a man praised for his faith in God’s promises was in reality someone who wrestled with doubt. What we will see is that regardless of Abram’s doubt, God remains faithful to him. Let’s plunge into our study of the Bible and learn more!...

In our studies leading up to this one we have often considered Abram's failures of faith. The New Testament commends Abram's faith in questionable circumstances, and we think that is good news for us. This week all that changes. Abraham demonstrates a faith in God that is astonishing. Let's dive into our study of the Bible and learn more....

Have you heard the phrase, "What goes around, comes around?" I have observed in life that wrongs people inflict on others end up being the same kind of wrongs those people suffer at the hands of others. This week we see this played out in our study of Jacob and Esau. Let's dive into our study of the Bible and learn more!...