The Book of Genesis
When you meet someone for the first time, you will probably make a few assumptions about them. You might conclude that they’re polite or rude, they are hardworking or lazy, they are extraverted or introverted, etc. And for a while that might be a fine perception, but if you ever intend to get to know the person more fully, you would have to go beyond your first impression. Why is this person this way? Why does he act, respond, and talk this way? These are more than just surface level questions. In order to fully understand something, we have to go back to the beginning of where it all began. In order to fully understand humanity, we must look back - way back - to the book of Genesis. In the first few chapters, we see God’s creation come into existence in all its perfection and goodness. Then, in chapter 3, things change. This is a pivotal turning point in human history. Sin enters into creation, and nothing after this would be the same. Much of what comes after creation in Genesis is focused on the lives of “the patriarchs” of faith - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It focuses on their journey of faith with God, highlighting both the moments of obedience and the moments of sin. The honest accounts of their shortcomings tell us that God is not afraid to show the good, the bad, and the ugly while telling His story. He wants us to read His Word, to fully understand what really happened, and to make a decision on how to live as a result.
Inside The Guide
Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.