“In the beginning, God.”
These first four words of the book of Genesis are the words that set the stage for the unfolding, redemptive story of God and his people. They usher in a narrative which tells us all about who God is, who we are, and what it means to do life in relationship with God. They set in motion the whole meta-narrative of the Bible, which ultimately culminates in the arrival of Jesus, his death, and resurrection.
The book of Genesis is a book about beginnings. The word ‘Genesis’ in Greek means ‘origin’, and so it is in the book of Genesis that we discover the origins, not just of humanity, but of the whole world. It’s a foundational text for understanding the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the true significance of the finished work of Jesus.
This 6-week course covers the entirety of the book of Genesis. We’ll be talking about the big bang and evolution, we’ll cover the lives of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We’ll spend time exploring the origins of the Israelite people, and all through Genesis we’ll see how the biblical authors point us towards a saviour whose name is Jesus.
Maybe you want to begin your own journey into understanding the Bible at a deeper level. Or maybe you want to begin exploring the text of Genesis to equip you better in your day-to-day life. Why not spend 6 weeks journeying with us through this book, to see the beauty of the book of Genesis for yourself.