"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Genesis 12-18 Series Resources

In April, we finished the first part of our Genesis series (Genesis 1-11), In the Beginning, which laid the foundations for understanding God, the world, and 0urselves. In the beginning, it was all good, and God had good plans for us. And then came the fall. Genesis 1-11 traces the quick downward spiral of sin, from bad to worse. And all along, where sin ran deep, God’s grace was more.

Chapter eleven left off on a note of confusion. If the people of Babel would not obey God’s command to spread throughout the earth, then God would help them to obey. He frustrates their plans, scattering them so that one day men and women from every tribe, tongue, and nation would be united in him for all time.

In Genesis chapter twelve, the curtain opens on a man named Abram and some awesome promises made to him by God.

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

Centuries later, the apostle Paul called those words “the gospel preached to Abraham.”

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. (Galatians 3:8-9)

God’s plan to redeem a fallen people would begin with one man, Abram (later to be called Abraham). And though Abraham proves to be just another among the fallen, God proves Himself faithful to His promises, and begins to lay the foundations for future grace and redemption for fallen people to the ends of the earth.

We are among those. Like Abraham, we are called to place our faith in the Faithful God. Join us as we work our way through Genesis 12-25, and follow the story of Abraham; the story of A Faithful God for a Fallen People.

Kenny Clark
Elder of Worship and Preaching

Schedule

Aug 27  Reading Service: Genesis 11:27-18:15
Sep 3  Genesis 12:1-9
Sep 10  Genesis 12:10-20
Sep 17  Genesis 13:1-18
Sep 24  Genesis 14:1-24
Oct 1  Genesis 14:18-20 (cf. Psalm 110 & Hebrews 7:10)
Oct 8  Genesis 15:1-6
Oct 15  Genesis 15:7-21
Oct 22  Genesis 16:1-16
Nov 5  Genesis 17:1-27
Nov 19  Genesis 18:1-15

The Bible Project’s Summary Video on Genesis 12-50