Foundations in Genesis, Part 1

“The end of history is like The Beginning in that a harmonious and wonderful relationship with God is reestablished.” – Raymond Dillard and Tremper Longman III 

The Importance of Genesis to a Christian Understanding of the Bible and All of Life 

EdenClass Goals

  1. An appreciation of Genesis as the foundation of Scripture, which is the only rule of faith and practice.
  2. An understanding of how the stories of Genesis teach us what to believe and how to live in faith.
  3. A strong grid for connecting the stories of Genesis together.
  4. A view of all of Scripture as that which points ultimately to Christ.
  5. A familiarity and tolerance of differing interpretations of Genesis themes.
  6. A revived thirst for holiness and righteousness as a member of God’s covenant family.

Major Themes of Genesis

  1. Creation – “In the beginning, God…” (Gen 1:1)
  2. Fall – “…Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD…” (Gen 3:8)
  3. Covenant – “…there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.” (Gen 15:17)
  4. Family – “Now this is the genealogy of…” (Gen 10:1)
  5. Salvation – “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed…” (Gen 22:18)

Outline of Genesis

  1. Possible Outlines
  2. Proper Outline Derived from the Text
  3. Structure of Genesis

Further Study

Recommended Books

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