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? ________________________________________________



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



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


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. ___________________________________


  • 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. _____________________________________________________



  • 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? _____________________________


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


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


Read Genesis 3:1-6

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


  • What was the first question the serpent asked? _____________________


  • What was Eve’s response? ______________________________________


  • 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? ____________________


  • 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? __________


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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