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Genesis Part 3 Bible Study, Chapters 37-50, “The Twelve Sons of Jacob”, is Available for Free Download and for Purchase on Amazon
July 27, 2017

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Kathleen’s Genesis Part 3 Bible Study has been updated and uploaded to our site.  This 9-lesson Bible Study on Chapters 37-50 of Genesis takes a look at the Twelve Sons of Jacob and can be downloaded for free.  You can find it also on Amazon for purchase in about three weeks.

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This study, “The Twelve Sons of Jacob”,  is Part 3 of the entire Genesis Bible Study.

Click here for Part 1, “Adam to Noah”.

Click here for Part 2, “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”.

From Kathleen:  “These final chapters in the book of Genesis describe for us the character and personalities of the twelve sons of Jacob.  I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I say: these twelve sons are the future of the world.  

From these twelve sons and their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters… will come the leaders and sustainers of the Jewish nation. That nation will fight to survive in a harsh world, fall on their faces often, love their God and more often than not disobey that same God, claim victories, limp away from failures, and still survive to deliver to all of us our Savior. 

And, as if that was not enough, they also will outlive all the enemies thrown at them in our future…and they will be gazing up into the heavenlies, eyes full of tears, fully forgiven and righteous, hearts overflowing with faith and joy when He returns – that He may be glorified. ”   

 Memory Verse for this study:

 “Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.”  Isaiah 60:21

Now Available for Purchase: Genesis Bible Study, Part 2, “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”
September 5, 2015

Genesis Part 2 iconYou’ve probably heard and loved many of the stories in this second part of Genesis, Chapters 12-36.

In these chapters we meet Abaham, Sarah, Lot, Isaac, Ishmael, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, and Esau, and the 12 sons of Jacob, who will become the 12 tribes of Israel.

As you study your way through Genesis Part 2, I think you’ll be struck, as I was, at what a total mess this chosen family was. And perhaps you’ll come to the same conclusion I have:  all families are dysfunctional in more ways than we know!

Genesis Part 2 is full of hope and a little humor for all of us dysfunctionals!

This very big, very human family had to learn, just like we do, that the LORD is to be trusted above all others, and especially above themselves.

Click here to go look at Genesis Part 2.

Click here to take a peek at Genesis Part 1.

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Genesis Part 2, Chapters 12-36, “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” – Now Available for Free Download and Purchase on Amazon
August 6, 2015

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Kathleen’s Genesis Part 2 Bible Study has been updated and uploaded to our site.  This 16-lesson Bible Study on Chapters 12-36 of Genesis will introduce you to the family of Abraham, the first Jewish family.  

You’ve probably heard and loved many of the true stories in this second part of Genesis.

As you read your way through Genesis Part 2, I think you’ll be struck, as I have been, at what a total mess this chosen family was.  Maybe you’ll come to the same conclusion I have:  all families are dysfunctional in more ways that we know.

Genesis Part 2 is full of hope and a little humor for all of us dysfunctionals!

Click here for Free Download of Genesis Part 2 Bible Study.

Click here to view this Bible Study for sale on Amazon.com.

Click here to see all of Kathleen’s For-Sale Bible Studies on lulu.com.  

This study, “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”,  is Part 2 of the entire Genesis Bible Study.

Click here for Part 1, “Adam to Noah”.

Click here for Part 3, “The Twelve Sons of Jacob”.

 

Genesis Part 1, Chapters 1-11, “Adam to Noah”, is Available for Free Download, or for Purchase on Amazon.
January 24, 2015

genesis part 1 iconYou could say the whole world was created with you in mind, except that almost sounds like creation was made to revolve around you, and of course, it wasn’t. It was made to revolve around God. This 9-lesson study of the first eleven chapters of Genesis, Genesis Part 1 will start you on an investigation of the mysteries of God, Who can create a world and mankind out of nothing, and give life to the dead.

Click here for Free Download of Genesis Part 1 Bible Study.

Click here to view this Bible Study for purchase on Amazon.com.

Click here to see all of Kathleen’s For-Sale Bible Studies on lulu.com.  

This study, “Adam to Noah”, is Part 1 of the entire Genesis Bible Study.

Click here for Part 2, “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”.

Click here for Part 3, “The Twelve Sons of Jacob”.

 

 

Questions You Have Asked: “How Come God Made the Solar System, Since We Can’t Use It?
September 9, 2014

A great question from Sofie,  a 9-year-old girl:

“How come God made the solar system, since we can’t use it?”

If I was going to put this in my own words, here’s what I would say:  “What is the point of a solar system full of planets and stars which we will never be able to travel to?  Or…What could God’s purpose have been in creating some things we can’t even see? “

Here are my thoughts:

1.  One is that we probably are using the whole solar system, even though we may not know it. I’m thinking God knew, when he created our universe, that every piece of it would be necessary for our lives here on planet earth.  For instance, we know the sun is absolutely essential for our lives (heat and light), as is the moon (the movement of the seas and light at night).

I can trust that God knew from the beginning what would be necessary to keep me alive on planet earth, even though I may not ever be aware of it in my lifetime.  The curiosity God has given mankind  has meant that a lot about our universe has been discovered, but certainly not everything.  There’s still so very much more to learn about this universe God has made!  Maybe someday we’ll find out that the farthest reaches of the universe are totally necessary for us to keep breathing!  (Colossians 1:15-18)

 

2. The second is that perhaps this whole huge universe we live in will be used by us someday! If we are believers in Jesus we are going to live for eternity.  I’m guessing there might just be a few things for us still to discover and accomplish in our world after the LORD returns and there is no sin any more on planet earth.

I think the LORD will someday take our present earth and heavens, change them and cleanse them completely, and then put us in them to live, have fun, and start discovering!  Maybe someday in the New Heavens and Earth we will live on those far-away planets.  Who knows?  (Revelation 21)

 

3. Here’s my third thought: Some people think that perhaps there are outer-space-type-beings living on other planets right now.  They think that God might have put those other beings there.  In their thinking, that makes sense, because then there would be a purpose for the rest of the universe.

But I think scripture is pretty clear about the fact that when God made the heavens and the earth He put human life on only one planet – planet earth.  He gave earth just the atmosphere needed to sustain human life, and he gave earth just the amount of light it needed to sustain human life, and just the amount of weather, and just the amount of plants and animals….you see what I mean?  He didn’t give any other place in the universe just the right perfection for human life.

Life for human beings (not any other kind of beings) is what God had in mind when He created our whole universe.  Why?  Because He loved us human beings, and wanted us to love Him back.  Was God unable to make other kinds of beings for the universe?  Certainly not!  God can do anything.  But He didn’t !

He chose to make only one kind of intelligent being in the whole creation, able to love and be loved.   Human beings.  And he put them on planet earth.  He tells us all about it in Genesis 1-3.

Now, remember, Jesus was a human being.  He was also God.  He chose to come to earth as a human being and die as a human being so that He could set us free from the awful sin choice Adam and Eve made (human beings).  The Bible says He died once for sin (not twice or three times or 100 times for different kinds of being). (Romans 6:10)   He chose to make us – humans on planet earth – and to die for us – humans on planet earth – so that we could be with Him forever.   He is alive today, a perfect human being and also perfect God, sitting at the right hand of the Father.   (Revelation 3:21)

The only intelligent beings, able to love and be loved, created in the image of God….are us!

 

We Finish Up Genesis Today – Here are Chapter Notes and Questions…and a Quiz!
April 15, 2014

TodayGenesis cover, April 15th, we finish our year-long study of the book of Genesis!   (click on the picture to the left to view the whole study) What a great adventure it has been to get to know the first people who inhabited our world.  What a blessing they have been to us as we have come to the realization that they are every bit as dysfunctional as we are!!!!

Here are the Notes from last week’s lesson on the blessings old Jacob gave to his 12 sons:  Chapter 49.

 

And here are the questions for today:  Chapter 50

 

And here is our last quiz on Genesis:  Chapters 37-50.  See how many you can get right without opening your Bible!

Here are the Answers for Genesis 48 and the Questions for Genesis 49
April 8, 2014

Last week we discussed Genesis 48 in the study at the Greenwood Library.  Here are the Answers for that chapter. Genesis 48 answers

This week (today at 1pm) we’ll be talking through Genesis 49, so here are the questions for 49:  Genesis 49 questions

For the entire Genesis Bible study, click here.

Here are the questions for Genesis 48
March 31, 2014

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Here are the Questions for Next Tuesday’s Genesis Bible Study at the Greenwood Library – Genesis 44&45
March 5, 2014

Genesis 44 and 45 questions_Page_1Click on the image to the left to view or download Discussion Questions for Genesis Chapters 44 & 45.  These will be discussed at the Genesis Bible Study at the Greenwood Library next Tuesday, March 11th, 1pm.

 

Click here to view or download the entire Genesis Bible study.

Here are the Notes for Genesis 42&43
March 5, 2014

Genesis 42 and 43 answers_Page_1Click on the image to the left to view or download the notes for Genesis 42&43, our Chapters for yesterday’s Genesis study at the Library in Greenwood.

Click here for the entire Genesis study.

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