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.

God Creates & People Destroy

What does the story of Creation and the Fall teach me about how to deal with the temptation to do what is wrong and sin?

God Saves & Noah Builds

What does the story of Noah teach me about obedience and God's protection over His people?

God Calls & Abraham Goes

How did Abram try to fulfill God's promise and do God's will his own way? Why is it important to do God's will in His way and His timing?

God Delivers & Abraham Believes

What does Abraham's blessing and test of faith teach me about trusting God in all situations?

God Blesses & Isaac Receives

What does the story of Isaac, Jacob, and Esau teach me about impulsiveness in my own life?

God Renames & Jacob Wrestles

Jacob would not give up on what he was asking God to do for him. How can I have the same strength as Jacob in seeking God?

The Book of Genesis will be available January 2021.