It's been a packed first week of reading the Bible together.
Last week we saw how God appointed humanity to rule the world as his image-bearers and how they rebelled by seizing autonomy and defining good and evil for themselves. After this, the world begins to spin out of control. It's easy to lose hope, but God doesn't let human evil get the final word.
We are introduced to Abraham and told that somehow God will use this family to restore humanity to a place of divine blessing. God makes a covenant with Abraham to confirm that he will not go back on his word. This week we learn more about Abraham and the early descendants of his family line.
Genesis 25-28 | Psalm 8
GENESIS 25-28 | PSALM 8
Genesis 29-31 | Psalms 9
GENESIS 29-31 | PSALMS 9
GENESIS 32-34 | PSALMS 10 (No Video)
GENESIS 32-34 | PSALMS 10
GENESIS 35-37 | PSALMS 11 (NO VIDEO)
GENESIS 35-37 | PSALMS 10
GENESIS 38-40 | PSALMS 12 (NO VIDEO)
GENESIS 38-40 | PSALMS 12
GENESIS 41-42 | PSALMS 13 (NO VIDEO)
GENESIS 41-42 | PSALMS 13
GENESIS 43-45 | PSALMS 14 (NO VIDEO)
GENESIS 43-45 | PSALMS 14
Abraham and his family are far from perfect.
This week we trace the history of a very human family who struggled with deceit. From Abraham to Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers, this family had their fair share of issues. However, despite their consistent unfaithfulness, God never stops being faithful to them.
There is hope, and Abraham's radical faith and God's surprising elevation of Joseph shows us that the impossible can become reality. Take a moment to consider how these stories might change your perception of how God chooses people to become part of his redemptive story.