Genesis: A 12-Week Study

By Mitchell M. Kim, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Dane Ortlund, Lane T. Dennis

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The book of Genesis is foundational to the whole Bible, and to every human life. Genesis tells us who God is, who we are, how things went wrong, and the plan that God has put in place to return the earth to the way it was meant to be.

This guide helps us see how the storyline of Genesis foreshadows and connects to the good news about Jesus, and offers penetrating exegetical insights for those of us seeking to better understand God’s plan to bring blessing to all nations.

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

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Mitchell M. Kim (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as the senior pastor of Living Water Alliance Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He previously served as a professor at Wheaton College. In 2010, he was a participant in the Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization. He and his wife, Eunsil, have three children and live in Naperville, Illinois.

Product Details

Category: Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 96
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 5.82 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3501-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3501-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433535017
Case Quantity: 50
Published: April 30, 2013

Table of Contents

Week 1: Overview
Week 2: Creation (1:1–2:3)
Week 3: Humanity’s Purpose and Failure (2:4–3:24)
Week 4: The Downward Spiral of Sin (4:1–11:26)
Week 5: Abraham and the Nations (11:27–16:16)
Week 6: Promises Fulfilled (17:1–22:24)
Week 7: Passing the Promises from Abraham to Isaac (23:1–26:33)
Week 8: Lessons from Deception (26:34–31:55)
Week 9: From Jacob to Israel (32:1–35:29)
Week 10: Joseph’s Slavery, God’s Promises (36:1–41:57)
Week 11: Joseph’s Reconciliation (42:1–47:31)
Week 12: Death and Blessing (48:1–50:26)


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