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Questions To Ask As We Approach Scripture: 1. What is the Context: Who/ What/When/Where? 2. What is the Main Intent of the Passage? 3. What does this passage reveal about God’s character? 4. What does this passage reveal about humanity? 5. Does this passage contain any promises for me to claim? What are they and why? 6. Does this passage contain any commandments to follow? What are they and why?
Genesis 2 & 3 … Adam
Genesis 6, 7, & 9 … Noah
Genesis 17 … Abraham
Genesis 28 … Jacob
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
“Lord, you have made us for yourself. Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you.” “Inside the heart of every man there is a God-shaped vacuum.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has also set eternity in the hearts of men Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Genesis 2 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." Paradise Lost: God’s Relationship with Adam
Genesis 3 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' " Paradise Lost: God’s Relationship with Adam
4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Paradise Lost: God’s Relationship with Adam
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Paradise Lost: God’s Relationship with Adam
9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" Paradise Lost: God’s Relationship with Adam
Genesis 6 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. A Remnant Saved: God’s Relationship with Noah Genesis 7 1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
Genesis 9 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." A Remnant Saved: God’s Relationship with Noah
Genesis 17 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I AM God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. 2 I WILL confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers." One Called Out: God’s Relationship with Abraham
3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I HAVE made you a father of many nations. 6 I WILL make you very fruitful; I WILL make nations of you, and kings will come from you. One Called Out: God’s Relationship with Abraham
7 I WILL establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I WILL give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I WILL be their God." One Called Out: God’s Relationship with Abraham
Genesis He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Wrestling with Grace: God’s Relationship with Jacob
14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 13 There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Wrestling with Grace: God’s Relationship with Jacob
verse 15 “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Wrestling with Grace: God’s Relationship with Jacob
ADAM, NOAH, ABRAHAM, JACOB, JOSEPH
ADAM, NOAH, ABRAHAM, JACOB, JOSEPH John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.