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S. Michael Houdmann writes, "The Book of Genesis has sometimes been called the "seed-plot" of the entire Bible. Most of the major doctrines in the Bible are introduced in "seed" form in the Book of Genesis. Along with the fall of man, God's promise of salvation or redemption is recorded (Genesis 3:15). The doctrines of creation, imputation of sin, justification, atonement, depravity, wrath, grace, sovereignty, responsibility, and many more are all addressed in this book of origins called Genesis.

Many of the great questions of life are answered in Genesis. (1) Where did I come from? (God created us - Genesis 1:1) (2) Why am I here? (we are here to have a relationship with God - Genesis 15:6) (3) Where am I going? (we have a destination after death - Genesis 25:8). Genesis appeals to the scientist, the historian, the theologian, the housewife, the farmer, the traveler, and the man or woman of God. It is a fitting beginning for God's story of His plan for mankind, the Bible." (www.GotQuestions.Org)


Part 1: Tactics in the Garden

Part 2: Cain & Abel-What Made the Difference?

Part 3: The Flood-Was God too Cruel?

Part 4: I don't Understand What You are Saying

Part 5: When God Doesn't Give You a Roadmap  

Part 5 Supplement: A Summary Outline of the Abrahamic Covenant

Part 6: Is This Test Necessary?

Part 7: Jacob & Esau--Family Conflicts

Part 8: Wrestling with God

Part 9: Egg Timer Faith

Part 10: Wrap Up

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