Foundation Book of the Bible
A 50 lesson series that covers all 50 chapters of Genesis. From creation to the flood and on to Abraham finishing with Joseph in Egypt. A complete study of the first book in the Bible.
In this introductory lesson we will examine the 14 different things and events whose origins are found in the book of Genesis.
This second lesson will examine the various theories about the authorship of Genesis and it's natural and imposed divisions.
In this lesson we will demonstrate how the very first verse of the Bible refutes the major philosophies that try to explain man's existence without reference to God.
In this lesson, we will discuss the major arguments supporting the young (6,000 to 10,000 years) versus the old (millions to billions of years) age of the earth.
This lesson will begin a review of various alternative interpretations of the creation portion of the book of Genesis.
In this section we will examine another attempt to harmonize the Evolution theory with the Creation story in the Bible.
The lesson describes the creation of the "heavens" and the peculiar atmosphere that existed in the pre-flood era.
We continue to examine the process of creation and the elements God brings into being on day number 3 and 4.
This lesson reviews God's creation activity on day #5. The class also provides a quiz over the material covered so far.
This lesson examines the Divine Council and the similarities between the natures of God and man.
This lesson continues to describe in greater detail the creation of human beings as well as the nature of the "rest" God takes after His creative activity.
This lesson will examine how God created the impulse in man that is his will as well as his sense of need.
In this section the writer of Genesis not only describes the unique creation of woman but also sets forth God's foundational principles for marriage and the family unit.
This lesson explains the first glimpse of Satan in the physical world and examines information about this spiritual being from various Bible writers.
This lesson reviews the mistakes Eve made which led her to commit the first sin in human history.
After Adam and Eve's sin the Bible describes the judgement imposed on Satan, Eve and Adam.
In this lesson God describes the consequences of sin on Adam, Eve, and the creation.
This lesson explores the series of events leading up to the first murder.
This passage looks at the result of Cain's sin and the punishment meted out to him by God.
In this section of Genesis the author identifies and traces the lineage of those people who will eventually deliver the Seed of Promise to mankind.
This lesson looks at the condition of the antediluvian world that Noah lived in and examines the information the Bible gives us about this Old Testament Patriarch.
This lesson contains many details concerning the dimensions and building of the Ark as well as its use as a "type" for the church.
In this lesson, we get a "close-up" view of the final preparations for the impending flood and physical details concerning the cause and destructive power of this cataclysmic event.
The book of Genesis records the extent of the damage caused by the worldwide flood and the changes that resulted from this cataclysmic event.
This lesson explains the promises made by God to Noah concerning the survival of his family and Noah's prophecy about the future of each of his sons and their descendants.
Lesson #26 looks at two fascinating source events that explain the origins of all the different nations and languages in the world today.
With the beginning of chapter twelve, the book of Genesis focuses once again on one specific individual. This time the writers will detail the life of Abraham who was to become the father of the Jewish nation and how the Seed of Promise was kept alive through him.
This lesson reviews the relationship between Abraham and his nephew Lot as well as the godly wisdom the family leader used to resolve a serious dispute.
This lesson introduces the fascinating figure of Melchizedek, one of the earliest types or previews for Christ in the Bible.
In this section of Genesis God reveals the core principle of the Gospel to Abraham, salvation by a process of faith.
This lesson looks a the very source of the Jewish/Arab conflict as well as the distinguishing mark given to Abraham and all his male descendants... circumcision.
In this lesson, we see the very real consequences of Lot's choices concerning where he chose to live with his family after separating from Abraham.
In chapters 20 and 21 of Genesis, we read about Abraham's continued walk of faith and a description of the people who were the source for the religion of Islam.
This lesson leads to the climax of Abraham's journey of faith and describes the events surrounding Sarah's death.
This lesson reviews some important types or previews that are contained in Genesis and realized centuries later in the New Testament.
After the death of Abraham, the promise is passed on to one of his sons but not without difficulty and division in his family.
In this lesson, we will see the outcome of Jacob's deceit in obtaining Esau's blessing and how God's will is completed despite the manipulations of men.
In this section of Genesis, we learn how Jacob came to have two wives who would, in addition to their female slaves, bear the 12 sons of Jacob.
After 20 years of service, Jacob prepares for his departure from Laban by offering him a potentially lucrative proposal.
After gathering his wives and children and leaving Laban behind, Jacob faces the dangerous confrontation with his brother Esau who had vowed to kill him because of his deception in the matter of the blessing from Isaac.
After a long period of silence Jacob's story picks up again as his sons cause trouble and we see Jacob in the familiar role of being on the run.
This lesson begins the story of Joseph, Jacob's son with Rachel, who will become the bridge for the family's travel to and 400 year settlement in Egypt.
The story of Jacob's family focuses in on one particular son, Judah, through whom the Messiah would eventually come, and examines his unusual relationship with his daughter-in-law Tamar.
After explaining Judah's connection to the coming Messiah, the Genesis writers finish their narrative with the telling of Joseph's story.
After languishing in prison for several years Joseph is called upon to interpret Pharaoh's dreams and in doing so successfully is transformed from being a prisoner to becoming a prince of Egypt.
Joseph finally confronts his brothers who initially sold him into slavery.
After reuniting with his brothers after a separation of 20 years, Joseph lays a plan that will determine if a reconciliation will be possible.
This lesson describes the final episode in Joseph's story where Jacob, Joseph and their families are reunited and settled in Egypt.
At the end of his life Jacob gives each of his sons a prophecy concerning their future. This event along with the death of both Jacob and Joseph will close out the Genesis record.
In this last lesson Mike will wrap up this long study by sharing three key lessons taught to us by Genesis.