In the brokenness and messiness of our lives, we have a faithful God who knows we are a mess, wants a relationship with us, and wants to use us for His plans and purposes. In our new series, This is Us, we will take a closer look at the stories of Genesis that show God working through generations of broken people. As we look at individual stories, we discover that God works on a time scale that is beyond our own individual lifetime and often beyond what we can see and understand.
- March 10 – Living in Fear
- March 17 – Living by Faith
- March 24 – Choosing Deception
- March 31 – Choosing Self-Reliance
- April 7 – Leading with Wisdom
- April 14 – Leading with Sacrifice
This commentary written by Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight is a great one for people who are looking to understand the ancient meaning of Genesis as well as what it means for our lives today.
As we read Scripture, it’s important to understand how the various biblical authors designed these books so that we better understand what it is the Bible is telling us. In this blog post, Tim Mackie helps us to understand the use of repetition and themes in Genesis 12-50.
If you prefer listening or watching to reading, The Bible Project has a great series on how to read the Bible.
- How to Read the Bible Part 5: Why isn’t there more detail in Bible stories?
- How to Read the Bible Part 7: Understanding Plot and Narrative in Bible Stories
- Characters in the Bible