“In the Beginning . . . God Created”

January 10, 2021

Genesis 1:1 - 2:3

The very first thing we see of God in the Bible is his creative activity; he creates the whole world, and he creates human beings in his own image. What does it mean for us to be created in the image of God, to be creative beings ourselves, and to have dominion?

“In the Beginning . . . Noah Built"

January 17, 2021

Genesis 6:5-22


Noah was given the overwhelming, impossible, ridiculous to everyone else, task of building an ark. What does it mean for us to be given tasks and objectives by God that might seem overwhelming, impossible and ridiculous to everyone else?

“In the Beginning . . . Abraham Blessed"

January 21, 2021

Genesis 12:1-3


Abraham was asked by God to leave what was familiar and comfortable so that he might become great and a blessing to the whole world. In what ways are we willing to receive God’s blessing, not for ourselves alone, but so that we might become a blessing for others?

“In the Beginning . . . Jacob Wrestled”

January 31, 2021

Genesis 32:22-32

Jacob spent a night wrestling with God, which means he was really wrestling with himself and whether he would follow God’s plan and desire for his life? In what ways do we wrestle with God and where God would lead us if we would give control to him?

“In the Beginning . . . Joseph Dreamed”

February 7, 2021

Genesis 37:1-11


Joseph had these oversize, somewhat self-centered dreams, that no one understood, including him. But God had planted these dreams in Joseph. What oversize dreams has God planted in you? What steps are you taking to realize them?

“In the Beginning . . . Joseph Forgave”

February 14, 2021

Genesis 50:15-21

After all they had done to him, Joseph forgave his brothers, in large part because he came to the realization that God had been working through everything, the good and the bad, to bring about something exceptional.