Bible Studies: The Book of Genesis

Genesis 36:1–37:1: The Settlement of Jacob

Genesis 36:1–37:1: The Settlement of Jacob

God excludes Esau to prepare for the coming of Christ into the world. Thus, God excludes the worldly from his promises in order to enroll the whole world as his people. (Exposition of Genesis 36:1–37:1)

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Genesis 35:1–29: The Conquest of Jacob

Genesis 35:1–29: The Conquest of Jacob

God brings the storylines of Jacob’s life to a close in order to open the next phase of his redemptive plan. God decreases Jacob in order to increase Israel. (Exposition of Genesis 35:1–29)

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Genesis 34:1–31: The Passivity of Jacob

Genesis 34:1–31: The Passivity of Jacob

Leadership requires sacrificial responsibility. God will establish his kingdom without fail, whether by his appointed leaders or by zealous substitutes. (Exposition of Genesis 34:1–31)

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Genesis 32:22–32: The Struggle of Israel

Genesis 32:22–32: The Struggle of Israel

When God wrestles with us—and even when he cripples us—he does not seek our harm, but our lasting good. God wrestles with us to remake us. (Exposition of Genesis 32:22–32)

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Genesis 32:1–21: The Sacrifice of Jacob

Genesis 32:1–21: The Sacrifice of Jacob

In the moment of Jacob’s greatest weakness, he comes most closely to resemble his most illustrious Descendant. God sustains our faltering faith when we are in the shadow of death. (Exposition of Genesis 32:1–21)

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Genesis 31:22–55: The Dispute of Jacob

Genesis 31:22–55: The Dispute of Jacob

When it seems that Laban will defeat Jacob, God intervenes to stop Laban from harming Jacob. God conquers the enemies of his people at the darkest hour. (Exposition of Genesis 31:22–55)

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Genesis 31:1–21: The Flight of Jacob

Genesis 31:1–21: The Flight of Jacob

The flight of Jacob from Laban foreshadows God’s call to his church: God calls his church out of this world into his holiness. (Exposition of Genesis 31:1–21)

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Genesis 26:1–11: The Covenant of Isaac

Genesis 26:1–11: The Covenant of Isaac

Isaac must choose between God’s promises and the forbidden fruit of Egypt. In order to be saved, God requires us to abide in Christ. (Exposition of Genesis 26:1–11)

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Genesis 22:1–24: The Cure of Abraham

Genesis 22:1–24: The Cure of Abraham

In Abraham’s test of sacrificing Isaac, we learn that God heals our innermost injuries by calling us to sacrifice our most precious possessions. (Exposition of Genesis 22:1–24)

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Genesis 17:15–18:15: The Company of Abraham

Genesis 17:15–18:15: The Company of Abraham

Abraham and Sarah struggle to believe God’s promises to give them a child. So, God eats and drinks with us to overcome the limitations of our faith. (Exposition of Genesis 17:15–18:15)

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Genesis 15:1–21: The Covenant of Abram

Genesis 15:1–21: The Covenant of Abram

What do we do when the honeymoon is over in our relationship with God? God’s covenant assures us in suffering that God will keep his promises. (Exposition of Genesis 15:1–21)

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Genesis 14:17–24: The Coffers of Abram

Genesis 14:17–24: The Coffers of Abram

Abram’s interaction with Melchizedek illustrates that faith may lead us to empty our hands, but faithlessness will leave us empty-handed. (Exposition of Genesis 14:17–24)

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Genesis 14:1–16: The Custodianship of Abram

Genesis 14:1–16: The Custodianship of Abram

Worldly consumers believe that the world exists for their benefit. God’s custodians believe that the world exists for the benefit of Christ and his kingdom. (Exposition of Genesis 14:1–16)

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Genesis 12:4–9: The Conquest of Abram

Genesis 12:4–9: The Conquest of Abram

Abram’s example of public witness and worship to the living God teaches us how to bear witness to the already/not-yet kingdom of Jesus Christ. (Exposition of Genesis 12:4–9)

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Genesis 11:27–12:3: The Call of Abram

Genesis 11:27–12:3: The Call of Abram

To redeem the world from the fullness of its depravity, God chooses a paradoxical approach: raising up one man through whom he will bless the world. (Exposition of Genesis 11:27–12:3)

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Genesis 11: The End of the Beginning

Genesis 11: The End of the Beginning

The world’s solution to the problem of sin is to build a taller tower to reach up to God. The gospel insists that God must reach down to us.(Exposition of Genesis 11)

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Genesis 8:1–19: New Creation

Genesis 8:1–19: New Creation

The Flood was a de-creation, and disembarking from the ark is a new creation that foreshadows the ultimate new creation. (Exposition of Genesis 8:1–19)

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Genesis 6:1–8: Apostasy

Genesis 6:1–8: Apostasy

What does it mean for the sons of God to marry the daughters of men? Why does that sin spiral into God’s sending the flood? (Exposition of Genesis 6:1–8)

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Genesis 3:8–24: The Curse

Genesis 3:8–24: The Curse

When Yahweh God confronts the rebellion of Adam and Eve, he curses his creation while still extending them mercy. (Exposition of Genesis 3:8–24)

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Genesis 3:1–7: The Fall

Genesis 3:1–7: The Fall

Satan’s strategy for luring us into sin is fairly consistent. He tempts us to doubt whether God’s word is good, true, and relevant. (Exposition of Genesis 3:1–7)

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Genesis 2:4–25: Humanity

Genesis 2:4–25: Humanity

Genesis 2:4–25 is the most important reflection on human nature, human work, and human marriage. (Exposition of Genesis 2:4–25)

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Genesis 1:1–2:3: Creation

Genesis 1:1–2:3: Creation

Beyond telling us what happened at the beginning of time, Genesis 1:1–2:3 tells us why it happened and what God’s work in creation means for our lives today. (Exposition of Genesis 1:1–2:3)

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