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Genesis Study

Apr.13 Genesis Study

Genesis 49:33-50:26 “Homeward bound” I. Intro. II. Vs. 49:33-50:14 Jacob’s journey home III. Vs. 15-21 Fearful regrets of life IV. Vs.22-26 A life of hope I. Intro. The end of Genesis is caricaturized by two funerals and it is a fitting end to the book. In the beginning of Genesis, we saw the creation of…

Apr.6 Genesis Study

Genesis 49:13-32 “All in the family (part 2)” I. Intro. II. Vs. 13-21 The future of the son’s of concubines III. Vs. 22-27 The future of the son’s of Rachel IV. Vs.28-32 Final resting place I. Intro. In the first 12 verses of 49th chapter Jacob spoke poetically and prophetically using words to bless his…

Mar.9 Genesis Study

Genesis 49:1-12 “All in the family (part 1)” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-2 The final words III. Vs. 3-12 The future of the sons of Leah I. Intro. These are the final words of Jacob and they are to his sons. They have particular interest as fulfillment of prophecy and refocus our attention upon future…

Feb.24 Genesis Study

Genesis 47:1-31 “The journey of a life time” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-12 The blessings of a new home III Vs. 13-26 The failure of the Egyptians IV. Vs. 27-31 The prosperity of the Israelites I. Intro. Jacob passed through his “crises of faith” a stronger more peaceful man. Over the next two chapters we…

Feb.03 Genesis Study

Genesis 45:1-28 “Forgiven” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-8 You sold me, God sent me III. Vs. 9-20 Seeking relationship and not revenge IV. Vs. 21-28 From unbelief to enough I. Intro. The focus of the last chapter was pointing out difference between “regret” and “repentance”. Repentance may very well have real regret which is seen…

Jan.27 Genesis Study

Genesis 44:1-34 “Regret or repentance?” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-15 Searching out the heart III. Vs. 16-34 How shall I go to my father I. Intro. The most difficult thing to weigh in all eternity is the “human heart”, fortunately that will not be something that you or I will have to do. 1 Chron…

Jan.20 Genesis Study

Genesis 43:1-34 “Unexpected grace” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-15 Not Egypt again III. Vs. 16-25 Suspicious of grace IV. Vs. 26-34 Righteous reunion I. Intro. Samuel Johnson once said, “Shame arises from fear of men but conscience from the fear of God!” Last week we saw that Joseph’s brothers finally had gained a conscience but…

Jan.13 Genesis Study

Genesis 42:1-38 “Revenge or restoration” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-5 The need to go to Egypt III. Vs. 6-25 The testing of brothers IV. Vs. 26-38 The gift of truth I. Intro. We left off looking at Joseph’s two son’s names “forgetful” and “fruitful”. I believe that those names hold a secret to personal peace,…

Nov.18 Genesis Study

Genesis 39:1-23 “The Lord was with Joseph” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-12 The steps of dealing with temptation III. Vs. 13-23 Better not bitter I. Intro. We now move back to the life of Joseph and look at how he compared to Judah in dealing with temptation. Corrie Ten Boom once said; “If God sends…

Nov.11 Genesis Study

Genesis 38:1-30 “Pleasures pitfalls” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-19 The pleasure of sin for a season III. Vs. 20-30 Rotten roots to healthy fruit I. Intro. Having just started our look at Joseph this chapter takes a detour into the life of Jacob’s fourth son through Leah Judah. The question ought to come to our…

Oct.21 Genesis Study

Genesis 35:5-29 “Doing the first works” I. Intro. II. Vs. 5-15 A journey down memory lane III. Vs. 16-29 So this is living I. Intro. The focus of the first four verses of chapter 35 was upon personal renewal in the life of Jacob. There are five parts to having our relationship with Him restored:…

Oct.14 Genesis Study

Genesis 35:1-4 “Returning to your first love” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-4 Five steps in submission I. Intro. By the time we get to this chapter, thirty years have elapsed between when Jacob had first vowed to God to return to Bethel in chapter 28:20; ten of those years had happened since his leaving Laban…

Sep.30 Genesis Study

Genesis 34:1-31 “The rape of righteousness” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-12 A deal for Dinah III. Vs. 13-31 From a relationship to religion I. Intro. Last week we left Jacob moving to Shechem from Succoth yet God had called him back to Bethel. Dinah is most likely in her teens and her brothers Ruben, Simeon,…

Sep.23 Genesis Study

Genesis 33:1-20 “One step forward, three back” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-16 A divided man III. Vs. 17-20 A compromised man I. Intro. In the last chapter Jacob has an encounter with the Lord that left him changed. He had been brought down to only being able to cling to the Lord in his wrestling….

Aug.19 Genesis Study

Genesis 32:1-32 “Life’s struggle” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-12 Ready to surrender III. Vs. 13-32 Pinning your “self” down I.) Intro. There is perhaps no greater chapter in all the Bible that illustrates the death of the old nature then the one before us. Three times in scripture Paul uses the phrase “old man” in…

Jul.22 Genesis Study

Genesis 30:1-24 “Battle of the brides” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-13 Baby boxing III. Vs. 14-24 Where’s the baby? I.) Intro. This story before us is a continuation of chapter 29:31-35. Now as you read this story it appears as though we have flipped your T.V. set on to one of those stupid trash T.V….

Jul.01 Genesis Study

Genesis 29:1-35 “A pilgrims process” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-20 Romantic comedy III. Vs. 21-35 One for the price of two I.) Intro. Over the next three chapters 40 years of the life of Jacob will be looked at what we will see is a “pilgrims process” as the Lord works on his heart, the…

Jun.24 Genesis Study

Genesis 27:41-28:22 “Running to be at rest” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 27:41-28:9 The dividends of deception III. Vs. 10-22 Sweet dreams on the rock I.) Intro. As we trace these men of God in the lineage of Jesus we come to a new focus, “Jacob”. His is a story of a man who has a…

Jun.10 Genesis Study

Genesis 26:1-33 “In the footsteps of his father” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-11 Like father, like son III. Vs. 12-33 From blessed in the world to blessed of the Lord I.) Intro. This is the only chapter devoted exclusively to Isaac the events of his life are summed up in this chapter. His life looks…

Apr.15 Genesis Study

Genesis 23:1-20 “Shalom for Sarah” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-9 A resting place for Sarah III. Vs. 10-20 Possessing a promise I.) Intro. The next two chapters of Genesis we will look at two events that draw families together, a funeral and a wedding. A whole chapter is given to the burial of Sarah and…

Apr.8 Genesis Study

Genesis 22:11-24 “A test of Love (part b)” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 11-24 God will provide Himself I.) Intro. The story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac provides such an opportunity for us to appreciate the “Gift” of the incarnation of Christ in a way in which we can experience the its true value. Last week…

Mar.25 Genesis Study

Genesis 22:1-10 “A test of Love (part a)” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-10 A journey of sacrifice I.) Intro. The 22nd chapter of Genesis is one of the most interesting chapters in the entire Bible. Interesting for several reasons: Theological: Does God ever ask us to do something that is contrary to His own character…

Mar.11 Genesis Study

Genesis 21:1-34 “The God who keeps His promises” I.) Intro. II. Vs. 1-14 Laughter and sorrow III. Vs. 15-21 A lesson in trust IV.) Vs. 22-34 Water in a foreign land I.) Intro. This chapter records three seemingly separate events recorded for us: 1-14 The birth of Isaac 15-21 The provision of Ishmael and Hagar…

Mar.4 Genesis Study

Genesis 20:1-18 “Abraham, what were you thinking?” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 A half truth is a whole lie III. Vs. 8-18 A lack of the fear of God I. Intro. Having just left the ruined life of Lot it is good to be back looking again at the man of faith but we see…

Feb.18 Genesis Study

Genesis 19:1-38 “The destruction of Sin” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-11 What’s the world coming too? III. Vs. 12-38 Getting the World out of us I. Intro. You are hard pressed to find a more depressing chapter in the Bible then the 19th chapter of Genesis; homosexuality, attempted rape, prostitution, incest and the love of…

Jan. 21 Genesis Study

Genesis 17:1-27 “More of You and less of me” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-14 Outward sign of an inward reality III. Vs. 15-27 True holy laughter I. Intro. In the 16th chapter Sarai and Abram tried to obtain the promises of God through the energy of the flesh with tragic consequences but God who intervenes…

Jan. 07 Genesis Study

Genesis 16:1-16 “Castles from mud pies” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-6 Trying to obtain promises through the flesh III. Vs. 7-16 Drinking from the well of the One who Lives & Sees I. Intro. God had assured Abram that He could handle his fears and Abram said “it is so” and God furthered blessed him….

Nov.19 Genesis Study

  Genesis 13:1-18 “The tale of two men” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-4 The road to restoration III. Vs. 5-18 Living in the land of vision and fellowship I. Intro. In the 13th chapter we see the tale of two men and what they learned in Egypt. One man went to Egypt (the world) and…

Oct.29 Genesis Study

  Genesis 12:10-20 “Abram went down to Egypt” I. Intro. III. Vs. 10-20 A journey to the dark side I. Intro. Though ten times in the NT we read that Abram’s strength lie in his trust in God, it was not something that he always had or always exhibited. Faith is not a super natural…

Oct.22 Genesis Study

  Genesis 12:1-9 “I will bless you” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-9 A walk of life I. Intro. The focus, is upon Abram from this chapter through chapter 25. He is mentioned 260 times in the Bible and ten of those times his name is mentioned in connection with faith. Paul wrote to the Roman’s…

Oct.08 Genesis Study

  Genesis 11:1-32 “All in the family” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-9 Together in being apart III. Vs. 10-32 From Shem to Abram I. Intro. The first 11 chapters of Genesis covers a span of over 2000 years and includes five important events: Creation The fall of mankind The flood The tower of Babel The…

Sep.03 Genesis Study

  Genesis 9:1-29 “Living under the skies of grace” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-17 Eight provisions of God’s covenant III. Vs. 18-29 Noah and son’s I. Intro. In the first 17 verses this chapter we have recorded the first of the major covenants mentioned in the OT. The four are Noah’s, Abraham’s, Israel’s, & David’s….

Aug.6 Genesis Study

Genesis 7:1-24 “Come into the Ark” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-10 All aboard III. Vs. 11-24 It’s raining, it’s pouring I. Intro. In the seventh chapter we are still looking at the history of Noah but it is the flood and God’s preservation of Noah and his family. One hundred twenty years passed from the…

Jul.30 Genesis Study

Genesis 6:1-22 “The way off the Island of iniquity” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 Broken lives, broken heart III. Vs. 8-22 The ship called Grace I. Intro. In chapter 5 we saw the godly line of Seth and how at that time they “began to call on the name of the Lord.” By the time…

Jul.23 Genesis Study

Genesis 6:1-22 “The way off the Island of iniquity” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 Broken lives, broken heart III. Vs. 8-22 The ship called Grace I. Intro. In chapter 5 we saw the godly line of Seth and how at that time they “began to call on the name of the Lord.” By the time…

Jul. 9 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:25-5:32 “Men called by the name of the Lord” I. Intro. II. Vs. 25-26 The “Appointed hope” III. Vs. 1-5 The days Adam lived IV. Vs. 6-32 Truths about walking with God I. Intro. We now move from the ungodly line of Cain to the godly line of Seth and the contrast between the…

Jun.25 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:1-24 “The Causality of Community” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-8 It’s not too late! III. Vs. 9-24 Where’s your brother? I. Intro. In chapter three the focus was upon the effects of sin upon the individual life and God’s grace that makes provision for it. In chapter four the focus is the effects of…

Jun.18 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:1-24 “The Causality of Community” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-8 It’s not too late! III. Vs. 9-24 Where’s your brother? I. Intro. In chapter three the focus was upon the effects of sin upon the individual life and God’s grace that makes provision for it. In chapter four the focus is the effects of…

Apr.30 Genesis Study

Genesis 3:1-24 “Lost in the Wilderness of Sin” Intro. II. Vs. 1-6 Has God indeed said III. Vs. 7-13 Where are you IV. Vs. 14-24 The way to the tree of life I. Intro. Adam and Eve are about to go from “perfect in paradise” to “lost in the wilderness of sin” without ever changing…

Apr.23 Genesis Study

Genesis 2:1-25 “The beginning of our history” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 Resting in His presence III. Vs. 8-17 Self-centered or God-centered IV. Vs. 18-25 God’s gift to man I. Intro. The first chapter of Genesis gives us an overall view of the first six days of God’s creation. It was meant to supply only…

Apr.16 Genesis Study

Genesis 1:14-31 “Then God blessed them” I. Intro. II. Vs. 14-23 Signs of life III. Vs. 24-31 Made in God’s image I. Intro. In the creation account the focus is more “why” then “how”. With that said the established facts of science completely agree with the truths found in Genesis chapter 1. The other thing…

Mar.19 Genesis Study

Genesis “In The Beginning God” Outline: 1: -2:3 The creation account 2:4 – 4:26 The history of the first family 5:1 –6:8 The history of early man 6:9 – 9:29 The history of Noah 10:1 – 11:9 The history of the descendants of Noah 11:10 – 25:11 The history of Abraham 25:12 – 36:43 The…