The story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1 - 4:26)

March 23, 2018

Cain’s murder of Abel was a horrific act.  It was premeditated and was based on envy and jealousy.  Cain didn’t just kill a stranger, he killed his own brother.  And once it was done, he lied and joked about it. The story of Cain and Abel demonstrates that there is good and bad in the world.  We all do bad things at times but we must recognize that if we do something bad, we will be held accountable for it.  If we do something wrong, we must recognize what we did and do the right thing to correc...

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Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden(Genesis 2:4 – 3:24)

March 19, 2018

All people have responsibilities, things that they need to do or take care of.  In God’s plan, if you fail to meet your responsibilities, then you have to be held accountable.  You are the one to blame and must suffer the consequences of your actions yourself.  This is “accountability”.  Adam’s responsibility was to care for the garden and obey God.  Instead, Adam chose to disobey God and as such, was held accountable for his actions.

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The Creation of the World (Genesis 1:1 – 2:3)

March 19, 2018

The creation story sets the stage for the entire Bible excursion.  Every story has a beginning and Genesis sets the stage for our journey by pointing out that God created everything in our world and that he did so in an ordered and purposeful manner.

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A brief introduction to the book of Genesis

March 19, 2018

Genesis is the first book in the Pentateuch (and although the author of Genesis is unknown, it is believed the same person wrote all five books of the Pentateuch. Jewish and Christian traditions attribute the Pentateuch to Moses who plays a key part in the narrative.  The source of the narrative is unknown too.  It could have been compiled by the author from various sources or passed down verbally through many generations.

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How to read and interpret the Bible

March 19, 2018

Many Bible readers feel they struggle interpreting the true meaning of the biblical texts. In truth, any translated text will be difficult to understand, and even more so when the text is a sacred religious tome, translated by interpreters who went to great lengths to ensure they did not alter its original meaning in any way.  But everyone is perfectly capable of interpreting and comprehending the Bible’s true meaning if they recognize that the book is a translation of ancient text and follow th...

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