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The Study of Genesis

For the last three years, I have been creating lessons and facilitating a Bible Study for women, first at my home, and then once Covid began, on line. This past January, we began the book of Genesis. What I didn’t realize at the time was how relevant this book is to what is happening right now. After much prayer, I decided to place these lessons out for my audience to have as a way to see the power of God as we step forward into our unknown. I will place a lesson out each week for you to have as your personal study.

Lesson 1

The fog rolled in from the main land, blanketing the waters and small coastal island. Instead of a clear view of all that surrounds me, all I see is a mist which reminded of what it was like from God’s view. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2)

Read Genesis 1:1-29

  1. List the places where there is evidence that Jesus and the Spirit were present during creation? ________________________________________________

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  • What revelations did you learn as you were reading this chapter? _________________________________________________________

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  • What did God proclaim after he had made man? _________________

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Read Genesis 2:1-3

  1. What did God do on the seventh day? __________________________
  2. Why do you think it is important for us to rest on the seventh day? __________________________________________________________

Read Genesis 2:4-7

  1. How were the plants watered? _________________________________
  2. How did God make man? ______________________________________
  3. What was the difference in how God made man verses all other animals? ___________________________________________________________

Read Genesis 2:8-14

  1. Describe the Garden of Eden. ___________________________________

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  • Do you believe that the Garden of Eden is an actual physical location? ___________________________________________________________
  • If so, where is it located? ________________________________________ 

Read Genesis 2:15-17

  1. Write out exactly what God told Adam pertaining to the tree of knowledge of good and evil. _____________________________________________________

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  • Why do you think God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden? ___________________________________________________________

Read Genesis 2:18-25

  1. How was Eve formed? __________________________________________
  2. What did Adam say when he saw Eve? _____________________________

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  • What is Eve referred to in verse 25? _______________________________
  • From these verses, what is your view of marriage? ____________________

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  • Why do you think Adam and Eve felt no shame to be naked? ____________

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Read Genesis 3:1-6

  1. What does cunning mean? _______________________________________
  2. Why do you think the serpent first approached the woman? ___________

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  • What was the first question the serpent asked? _____________________

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  • What was Eve’s response? ______________________________________

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  • What is different between what Eve said and what God commanded in verse 2:16? __________________________________________________
  • What did the serpent assure the woman would not happen if she ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? ______________________________
  • Why did the woman eat the fruit from this tree? ____________________

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  • Why is this act considered sin? ___________________________________

Digging Deeper:

Why should each of us take personal responsibility for our own sin? ______________________________________________________________ 

Do you believe you would have done the same thing Eve did if you had been faced with the serpent in the Garden of Eden? ________ Why or why not? __________

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Take Away:

Is there anything in this lesson that struck you? Anything you learned that you didn’t know before? Is there anything you need to change? _______________ ________________________________________________________________

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Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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