The Book of Genesis

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” 2 Tim3:16a

The Bible is the most important book ever written.  It is the living word of God.  It’s Divine Author is the Holy Spirit, who moved over 40 people to write under His guidance.  We need to understand where it came from, what’s in it and how to use it.  This lesson will focus on Genesis and is meant to help the kids start navigating their bibles and learn who wrote it and why.

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Moses the Mediator

Exodus 34.29-35; Deuteronomy 18:15; John 8:12

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the ten commandments, the Bible tells us that his face shone from reflecting the glory of God! It soon faded, but every time Moses went to speak with God his face would become radiant again. Moses was a great prophet, but God promised that he would raise up up a prophet from Israel like Moses (Deut. 18.15). This prophet proved not just to reflect the light, but he was the light (John 8:12). Through Jesus we can all come face-to-face with God and his light and love can shine through us!

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Joseph: Slave to Savior

Gen. 37-50; Acts 7.9-14

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes things go well and sometimes they don’t. Joseph is a great example to us that we can trust God’s promises no matter the circumstances. God had a plan for Jacob’s sons, and he used Joseph to save his brothers from the famine. God has a plan for us too but his promises to us are fulfilled in Jesus. No matter the circumstances we can know that God loves us and we can put our faith in Jesus!

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Stairway to Heaven

Gen. 28.10-22; Jn. 1.51

Imagine discovering a stairway to heaven! Imagine looking up and seeing the Lord at the top of the stairway speaking to you and promising you his presence and protection, and telling you that he wants you to be part of his plan to bless the whole world! This is what happened to Jacob, but the same is true for anyone who puts their faith in Jesus. Jesus compared himself to a stairway to heaven. Through him we can encounter God and grow in the knowledge of the truth!

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God Provides a Ram

Gen. 22.1-18; Heb. 11. 17-19

God called Abraham to offer up his son Isaac, and he responded with total obedience. This took great faith on Abraham’s part, because it was through his son that all of what God promised him was going to be fulfilled. Because Abraham trusted God fully he was willing to obey God, even with a command as tough as this one. God’s promises to us are fulfilled through his own son Jesus. We know that we can always trust God’s promises! Continue reading God Provides a Ram

The Promised Son. A Chosen People.

Gen. 12.1-5; Gal. 3.9

God chose a man named Abraham through whom he would establish a chosen nation to make his name great. The fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham depended on the birth of a son, but the ultimate fulfillment would come through the birth of God’s very own son. God’s promise to Abraham extends to us and finds it’s fulfillment through his Son! We want the kids to see that God wants them to be part of his chosen people. They can trust God’s promises for themselves because of what Jesus has done for us!

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Jesus the Better Adam

Gen. 2.8-9; Gen. 2.15-17; Gen. 3.1-5; Gen. 3.14-15Rom. 5.17-18

We learn in Genesis that God created Adam as the first man. Adam was the prototype, but unfortunately sin and death entered the world through his disobedience. God promised though that one of Eve’s offspring would crush the serpent’s head. Jesus came to fulfill that promise. Jesus conquered death, and through his obedience he brings life and forgiveness of sin. We can always be sure of God’s word!

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