2nd Quarter-Genesis

Genesis is about Jesus: our Creator, our Sustainer, our Redeemer. Writing millennia after the Genesis text itself had been penned by Moses, and reaching back across those ages to the patriarch’s very words, the apostle John reveals Jesus in the Creation account: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4, NKJV).

All creation—from galaxies hurling across the cosmos in staggering pinwheels of fire and light to the meticulous DNA woven miraculously into the cell to quantum waves—Jesus created and sustains it all.And the book of Genesis is the first story in Scripture of both this creation and the redemption of this creation. Here, in this book, is the world’s only “official” account of our origins.

The English word Genesis is derived from the Greek genesis, which means “beginning,” itself derived from the Hebrew bere’shit, “in the beginning”—the first word of the book (hence, the first word of the entire Bible!). Genesis gives us the foundation, the base, upon which all the following Scriptures rest. Because it is first, and so foundational to all that comes after, Genesis is probably the most quoted or referred to book in the rest of the Scriptures.

Genesis is important because it is the book that, more than any other work, anywhere, helps us understand just who we are as human beings, a truth especially important now, in a day when we humans are deemed as nothing but accidents, chance creations of a purely materialistic universe.

Genesis, however, reveals to us our true origin, that we are beings purposely and perfectly made in the image of God in a perfect world. Genesis also explains the Fall; that is, why our world is no longer perfect and why we as humans aren’t, as well. Genesis, however, also comforts us with God’s promise of salvation in a world that, in and of itself, offers us nothing but suffering and death.

With its dramatic stories of miracles and judgments witnessing to God’s holy presence, Genesis is awe-inspiring. But Genesis is also a book with moving human stories of love, hatred, birth, death, murder, and forgiveness. It is also a book with lessons on ethics, faith, and the hope and promise of redemption.

During this quarter, we will not only read and study the book of Genesis—we will enjoy its beautiful stories and learn to walk better with the Lord of Creation, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Meanwhile, the geographical movements of the book—from Eden to Babel, to the Promised Land, to Egypt, to the prospect of the Promised Land—remind us of our nomadic journeys and nurture our hope for the real Promised Land, the new heaven and the new earth. As we follow the various characters across the pages of Genesis, we will discover that—regardless of how different the time, place, culture, and circumstance—often their stories are, in many ways, ours, as well.

Lessons

Artboard 1 Standard Edition

Contents and Introduction

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Lesson 01

March 26–April 1

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Lesson 02

April 2–April 8

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Lesson 03

April 9–April 15

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Lesson 04

April 16–April 22

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Lesson 05

April 23–April 29

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Lesson 06

April 30–May 6

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Lesson 07

May 7–May 13

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Lesson 08

May 14–May 20

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Lesson 09

May 21–May 27

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Lesson 10

May 28–June 3

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Lesson 11

June 4–June 10

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Lesson 12

June 11–June 17

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Lesson 13

June 18–June 24

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Artboard 1 Teacher’s Edition

Contents and Introduction

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Lesson 01

March 26–April 1

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Lesson 02

April 2–April 8

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Lesson 03

April 9–April 15

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Lesson 04

April 16–April 22

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Lesson 05

April 23–April 29

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Lesson 06

April 30–May 6

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Lesson 07

May 7–May 13

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Lesson 08

May 14–May 20

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Lesson 09

May 21–May 27

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Lesson 10

May 28–June 3

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Lesson 11

June 4–June 10

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Lesson 12

June 11–June 17

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Lesson 13

June 18–June 24

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Artboard 1 Easy Reading Edition

Contents and Introduction

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Lesson 01

March 26–April 1

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Lesson 02

April 2–April 8

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Lesson 03

April 9–April 15

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Lesson 04

April 16–April 22

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Lesson 05

April 23–April 29

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Lesson 06

April 30–May 6

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Lesson 07

May 7–May 13

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Lesson 08

May 14–May 20

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Lesson 09

May 21–May 27

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Lesson 10

May 28–June 3

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Lesson 11

June 4–June 10

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Lesson 12

June 11–June 17

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Lesson 13

June 18–June 24

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This Week

May 14–May 20
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Next Week

May 21–May 27
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