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Bible Essentials Set 3: Stories in Genesis
You voted a couple months ago, and now it’s finally here! We are ready to start our next Bible Essentials series, focused on stories in Genesis. If you are new or need a reminder of what the Bible Essentials series is all about, you can read this post:
Genesis only focuses on a few key people, but those few people are covered extensively over multiple chapters. And they’ve got some pretty amazing stories! We won’t cover every story, because the series is already long enough as it is, but we’ll try to cover most of them. Many of the key characters we will cover over more than one week. Between the major characters, we will return to our Characteristics of God series to focus on a few characteristics that are essential to our understanding of the stories in Genesis.
Note that several lessons are repeats of lessons from the first Bible Essentials series. I will link to these repeated lessons in the most closely associated new lesson from this series (Substack doesn’t have a way for me to re-send past posts). If you are a new subscriber since the first series was published, I encourage you to read these lessons to get the whole scope of the study. And of course, long-time subscribers are welcome to read them again!
Part 1: Establishment of the Human Race
Lesson 1: Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Creation (Repeat)
Lesson 3: Genesis 3:1-24 – The Fall (Repeat)
Part 2: Noah and the Flood
Part 3: Abraham
Part 4: Isaac and Jacob
Characteristics of God – God is Faithful
Lesson 17: Genesis 24:1-67 – Isaac and Rebekah
Lesson 18: Genesis 25:19-34 – Jacob and Esau
Lesson 19: Genesis 27:1-40 – Jacob Receives Blessing
Lesson 20: Genesis 29:14-30 – Jacob and His Wives
Lesson 21: Genesis 29:31-30:24 – Jacob’s Children
Lesson 22: Genesis 30:25-43 – Jacob Grows Rich
Lesson 23: Genesis 35:1-20 – Jacob’s Final Son
Part 5: Joseph
Characteristics of God – God is a Provider
Lesson 24: Genesis 37:1-11 – Joseph’s Dreams
Lesson 25: Genesis 37:12-36 – Joseph Sold into Slavery
Lesson 26: Genesis 39:1-23 – Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
Lesson 27: Genesis 40:1-23 – Joseph in Prison
Lesson 28: Genesis 41:1-43 – Joseph and Pharaoh
Lesson 29: Genesis 42:1-38 – Famine in Egypt
Lesson 30: Genesis 45:1-24 – Joseph and His Brothers
Lesson 31: Genesis 45:25-46:7 – Jacob Moves to Egypt
Lesson 32: Genesis 50:15-21 – Joseph Forgives His Brothers
The Bible Essentials studies come with many premium resources, including templates that can be used with any Scripture passage, individual and group journal sheets, and PowerPoint presentations. The template resources include a bookmark with the study questions, a PowerPoint presentation for group use, and a journal sheet.
This will take us well into 2024, but I think it will be a great series to study how God interacts with his people. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!
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