One of the reasons to study the Old Testament is to get to know the true heroes of the faith so we can imitate their lives. We can learn much by looking at the character of Joseph, who is an upward call for all Christian men. In this lesson we start by looking at Joseph’s […]
There are so many reasons to study the book of Genesis! Here you can take a deep dive into the lives of many heroes of the faith; including Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph, whose journeys are filled with heartache, courage, obedience and perseverance. The book of Genesis reveals much about the heart and character of God, so we can understand and love Him more fully. Given the number of times Genesis is referenced in the New Testament, grasping its content provides great insight for Christians today. Finally, the number of prophecies of the Christ to come is truly remarkable, building our faith in Jesus, our King and Savior. Notes are provided for each lesson of this forty-five-part series for self-study, reflection, and as a resource to teach others.
After being sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers, Joseph is falsely accused of a crime and spends two years in prison. Then, a remarkable turnaround! Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream and is raised up to be second in command over all of Egypt. From that position God uses him to save many lives […]
As the famine continues, Jacob moves his family to Egypt and reunites with his son Joseph. After seventeen years in Egypt, Jacob recognizes that death is approaching, and he blesses Joseph’s two sons. But this is an unusual blessing. Novatian, an early Christian writer, offered a wonderful insight for Christ’s followers today. This lesson touches […]
Jacob, on his deathbed, calls in his twelve sons and tells each one what will happen to his descendants in days to come. To his fourth son, Judah, he utters one of the most detailed and explicit prophecies about Jesus in all the Bible. Early Christian writers such as Justin Martyr used this prophecy as […]
As we come to the end of our study of Genesis, our story concludes with the deaths of Jacob and Joseph. This final chapter provides the opportunity for us to reflect on extremely important topics of the Christian faith, including death, forgiveness, the sovereignty of God and our role in His plan and purposes, Biblical […]