The Pride of Man | Genesis 11

With around 6500 languages in the world, we are a divided people. The previous chapter of Genesis gave to us the Table of Nations, explaining from where each major people group descended. After explaining the descendants of each of Noah’s sons, we were told that they were listed by their clans, languages, lands, and nations. …

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The Fall of Noah & the Table of Nations | Genesis 9:18-10:32

The events recorded in this passage of Scripture are some of the most perplexing in the entire Bible. For three and a half chapters, Noah has been the primary character, and through his narrative, we received the first lengthy account of a follower of God. Noah was a righteous man by the grace of God …

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The Noahic Covenant | Genesis 9:1-17

Within these verses is one of the major covenants established in the Bible. God’s covenant with Noah comes on the heels of the most cataclysmic event that humanity has seen. God, wrathful at the people’s constant sins, destroyed the entire earth with the exception of only eight people. Through the floodwaters, God reverted creation back …

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The Wrath and Mercy of God | Genesis 7-8

The event described within these two chapters is one of the most monumental in all of human history. Some may find a global flood to be difficult to believe; however, the presence of similar versions of the story being present in nearly every culture speaks of its reality. Herein we see the wrath of God …

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The Grief and Grace of God | Genesis 6

We now enter the third primary section of the first eleven chapters of Genesis: the Flood. The following five chapters of Scripture will deal with God’s judgment upon all of humanity in the form of a great deluge and the sequential events that occur around it. In many ways, this is a great reordering of …

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The Reign of Death | Genesis 5

Most people tend to skim over this chapter in their Bible reading. This is a boring genealogy, a long list of names that means virtually nothing to modern sensibilities. Or so we think. In reality, the meaning and impact of this chapter are fundamental to Genesis’ development of the effects of sin upon humanity. It …

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The Slippery Slope of Sin | Genesis 4

Sin is like a waterslide. What often begins as a harmless play along the ledge, quickly leads to a downward slide that cannot be stopped. Such is the case with the second generation of humanity. In this chapter, we will study the story of Cain, the first son of Adam and Eve. Within the span …

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