7 Stops in Genesis on flyover route: You’ll get a glimpse of the great stories of Genesis as they outline God’s plan for his creation and his people. Your first stop is on page 6 on the way finding bible.
Every journey starts with the first step. And your journey through the Bible begins with Genesis, the book about beginnings: the beginning of the world, the beginning of humanity, the beginning of sin, and the beginning of redemption. In fact, the word genesis means “origin” or “beginning.”
Genesis also tells us the story of the beginning of God’s special people, as God calls Abraham to leave his home and move to Canaan, the land God will give Abraham’s decendants. Abraham’s family isn’t perfect, but God loves them and promises to bless the entire world through them.
Genesis is more than a collection of stoies,though. It answers the most basic human questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Why is there evil in the world? Does God care? The answers to these questions shape every facet of our lives, and in Genesis we hear answers that come from God himself.
Finding Jesus in Genesis
Before the events in the book of Genesis even begin, Jesus is there. Jesus, the Word, already existed with God before the creation of the world (John 1:1). God created all things through his Son, Jesus.
You will catch glimpses of Jesus throughout the book: He is Eve’s promised offspring who will crush the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15); he is Abraham’s decendant who will bless the whole world (12:2); and he is the ultimate king promised as a descendant of Judah (49:10). In the book of Hebrews, Jesus is likened to Melchizedek, the priest-king who appears in Genesis 14.
When Abraham climbs Mount Moriah, prepared to sacrifice his son Issac on an altar, a ram is found to take Issac’s place, prefiguring what Jesus would become for us: our substitue.
As I start this journey, come along with and enable me to finish these 7 stops in Genesis to get a glimpse of great stories from the first book of the bible.