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Read Genesis 1-50
I hope you have enjoyed our long walk through the book of Genesis – almost as long as Abraham’s and Jacob’s wanderings! – and our study of the women who people this great story of Israel’s history from Creation to Egypt.
Today, we’re going to be wrapping up by looking at some of the broader themes and topics in Genesis. You may want to look back over your notes, or previous lessons, all of which are linked above.
Our next study will be a topical study of the Scriptures dealing with biblical womanhood. We’ll be having another fun title pic contest prior to the start of the study. I’ll have the exact title of the study and all the other details here for you next Wednesday (September 5), so get those creative juices flowing and pass the word to any artsy friends who might be interested!
Questions to Consider
1. What is the overall theme or purpose of the book of Genesis? Which attribute(s) of God does Genesis point to?
2. Make a list of each of the women we studied in this book. In what way did each of them contribute to moving the theme or purpose of Genesis forward?
3. What are some godly attributes of the women we studied that you aspire to in your walk with the Lord?
4. What are some ungodly attributes of the women we studied that God showed you were present in your own life? What are some ways you can mortify those sins and avoid those ungodly attitudes and actions in the future?
5. Which “Woman of Genesis” did you learn the most from, and why?
6. List three attributes of God that you learned about in this study.
7. What are the three major covenants in Genesis? Explain how each of them affected the person (and his family) it was given to and how each covenant points ahead to Christ.
8. All of the action in Genesis took place before God gave the Law (in Exodus, Leviticus, etc.). What are some specific incidents in Genesis that demonstrate that God’s moral law is transcendent (i.e. that the rules of morality – intrinsically good and bad behavior/attitudes – are universal. They applied before God gave Israel the Law and still apply now that Christ has fulfilled the Law – to everyone, everywhere.)?
9. What are the major historical events of Genesis?
10. What did you learn from this study about ancient Middle Eastern cultural practices, especially those that impacted the life of women?
11. In what ways is the book of Genesis an introduction and background to the book of Exodus?
Thanks again for studying The Women of Genesis. I hope it was as much of a blessing to you as it was to me! For more studies and resources on how to study the Bible for yourself, please click the “Bible Studies” tab at the top of this page.