Genesis is a story of origins. This book includes the report of the world’s creation, the worldwide flood at the time of Noah, the dispersion of the world’s population into a multitude of language groups, the patriarchs and their dysfunctional families, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jesus tells the disciples on the way to Emmaus on the first Easter that the Old Testament Scriptures are really about Him. So, where is Jesus in all those stories? We’ll read the text closely and make sure we understand “WHAT” the text says in the original Hebrew. Then, we will wrestle with the “SO WHAT?” of the text. Does the Genesis creation account allow for evolutionary theories of how life originated? Does geological evidence support or contradict the Genesis account of a worldwide flood? Does scientific research support or oppose the Bible’s teaching that all humans came from a single pair of humans? Can Christians challenge scientific theories, trusting the biblical record, and also be scholarly and intellectually competent? What questions can Bible-believing Christians ask of the evolutionary theory that deserve an answer? From time to time, we will pause in our study of the text for a two or three-week exploration of some of these special issues. We will also examine how the family life of the patriarchs can teach us lessons we can apply to our own lives today.
If you would like to join others in wrestling with life as portrayed in Genesis and how it applies to your life today, you are welcome to join us beginning on Sunday, September 9th, and any Sunday thereafter, in the Fireside Room to begin “Grappling with Genesis.” Questions are always encouraged. Sessions were recorded and available here to download or podcast.