Genesis: Pt. 1 – Overview
We don’t mean to get all Sesame Street on you, but when you think of Genesis, think of the letter P. That’s right. This book’s two central features are the Patriarchs and the Promises. For the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph), the promise God made to them had three central parts: offspring, blessings, and land. But Genesis offers up other promises, too. It even offers a promise for you.
Genesis: Pt. 2 – Structure
Even the structure of Genesis revolves around the letter P. That’s because Genesis divides neatly into two sections: Primeval history and patriarchal history. Chapters 1 through 11 fall into the primeval history category, and chapters 12 through 50 into patriarchal. Get all the specifics in this video.
Genesis: Pt. 3 – Characters
The patriarchs are central to Genesis. But they aren’t the only characters worth remembering. In fact, Genesis spans quite a bit of history, beginning with Adam and Eve and extending all the way to Joseph’s sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Genesis: Pt. 4 – Main theme
Genesis is all about God’s promises. Promises are even this book’s main theme. And it’s not just the patriarchs who benefit from God’s assurance that “a promise is a promise.” Genesis also includes two broader promises, each of which is accompanied by a sign, and mediated by a great leader.
Genesis: Pt. 5 – Genesis and me
Genesis isn’t just about promises. It’s also about opposites: light and darkness, male and female, Esau and Jacob. Strangely enough, the promises and the opposites go hand in hand when it comes to how Genesis relates to YOU. Press play for more!