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Bible Study for Beginners

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5 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Bible Study for Beginners Intro

      2:22
    • 2. Genesis Chapter 1

      3:21
    • 3. Genesis Chapter 2

      1:46
    • 4. Genesis Chapter 3

      2:08
    • 5. Genesis Chapter 4

      4:18
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I have been leading and participating in Bible studies for years. I hear 2 major things from people concerning Bible study. First, they don't have the time to physically attend a Bible study due to their busy schedule. Second, they have never done a Bible study and are intimidated by the material. This course is designed to be a safe place where you can dive in to a simple study from the comfort of your own home.

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1. Bible Study for Beginners Intro: Hello there. And welcome to this Bible study for beginners course. I have been teaching and attending Bible studies for years, and there are two things that I have heard from people throughout the years. First is, I don't have enough time to basically attend a Bible study with my busy schedule and number two. I have never studied the Bible before, and I am intimidated and afraid that I won't be able to understand the material. So that's why I have created this Bible study for beginners course. In this study, we will start at the very beginning. We will look at Scripture in a simple, easy to understand and non intimidating format. This is a safe place to study Scripture from the comfort of your own home. For this particular study, we're going to be starting with Genesis and the first chapter in Genesis, which is the first book in the Bible. And many people wonder why this book was even written. If you think about it, most people have pondered questions like How was the earth formed? Where did Time begin? And those questions, plus several others, are actually answered in this first book in the Bible Genesis takes you back to the beginning of time to find answers to several different things. It talks about the beginning of plants, animals, the first man and woman, the first sin, the first news of God's salvation. It also shows God's dealings with nowhere Abraham and others demonstrating his desire to fellowship with his people. Sometimes people ask, Well, who wrote this book? And from what we have found most is probably wrote the book around 14 40 BC So with that being said, let's dive into Genesis Chapter one. 2. Genesis Chapter 1: Every book of the Bible is inspired by God from the first letter to the last, the Bible points to Jesus. The Book of Genesis is actually designed to help us understand the entire Bible. It explains to us the origins of everything as we dive into burst one. I can't help a notice, a parallel concerning the description of the Earth being without form, void and dark and a life without God isn't a life without Jesus the same over the next few verses. It's obvious that God is light, and it's through a relationship with him that we can experience that warm glow in our own lives. Arguments about the origin of the universe have been prevalent throughout all of history. Numerous theories have been suggested, but I choose to stick with the idea that only God can create something from nothing. In this chapter, we sit back and watch as God created the waters, the sky and the land. He produced vegetation and see bearing plants and trees. He created the sun, the moon and the stars. He formed all of the animals, both large and small. He made land, animals and sea creatures. Finally, he created man and then woman. God created us in his image, which means that we are creative beings also, because we are created in God's image that makes us sacred. The human image of God should never be murdered or abused, which includes self abuse. During the first few days, God essentially used his voice to speak things into being. His words had great power, and I think it's important for us to remember that our own words carry great power. Also not necessarily in the sense of being able to physically create things but the power toe buildup or tear down our fellow human beings. Many question whether or not God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were all present for this process of creation. The answer is yes. In Verse two, we see where the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. Later, in Verse 26 God said, Let us make man in our image, indicating that both God and Jesus were present. My take away from Genesis Chapter one is that God had a very detailed plan from the beginning of time. The intricate detail he used in creating our universe is unparalleled 3. Genesis Chapter 2: we begin Chapter two with God resting, although we know God himself probably does not need rest. His example serves as a reminder that it's important for us to rest. The idea of the seventh day being the day of wrist has led to us observing a Sabbath. It's interesting to note that at this point it did not rain on the Earth. Instead, the land was watered with do or missed, that came up from the Earth. We go on to read further about the creation of man and woman. Adam has given the task of caring for the lush Garden of Eden. God instructs Adam that he is free to eat of every tree within the garden. With the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is believed this tree was located in the center of the garden. In addition to his gardening duties, Adam was also instructed to give every creature of the land and the air a name. God felt that man should not be alone. He calls Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and he extracted one of Adam's ribs and created a woman the woman would serve as a companion and helpmate. It has been noted that God took a piece from Adam's side signifying equality he would have chosen from the head. But that may have meant superiority or the feet could have symbolized inferiority. We also see, in this chapter the first reference to marriage. 4. Genesis Chapter 3: Genesis Chapter three, Genesis Chapter three ushers in the presence of sin with an ugly serpent leading the way in his mischievous ways. Satan convinces Eve that she will not die if she eats the forbidden fruit. But instead her eyes will be opened, knowing good from evil and making her God like if you think about it, even today, when we choose to disobey God, we are, in a way, making ourselves the god and ruler of her own little world. Ive takes the bait and then proceeds to convince Adam to join the party. Also, Satan's tools of deception look much the same today. His schemes often begin by as questioning our own faith or the word of God. Immediately after they send, they were made aware of their nakedness. They were embarrassed and sewed coverings made from fig leaves and later hit from God when they heard him walking in the garden. When confronted by God, they both scrambled to place blame. Adam blamed Eve and Eve, blamed the serpent God extended grace and did provide covering for the to. But they were banished from this paradise within the garden. The evil serpent was condemned to a life on his belly, being despised by men and women. God told Eve about the pain women would endure during childbirth and her husband's would rule over their wives. Adam was warned about how he would sweat and toil over the soil during his life. God also tells him that he came from dust and dust. He shall return at the end of his life. 5. Genesis Chapter 4: Genesis Chapter four. In the fourth chapter of Genesis, we are introduced to the idea of presenting an offering to God. We also witnessed the first murder in history. Ive gave birth to two sons, first cane and then able Cain was a farmer and able was a shepherd. The time came for the two to make their offerings to God. Cain brought forth a simple offering of fruits from the ground, however able brought forth the firstborn of Hiss Flock along with fat portions. God was pleased with Abel's generous offering, but not so much with canes. Some question why one offering was acceptable and one was not. Studies show that during that time and acceptable offering always included an animal sacrifice, thus making Keynes veggie offering unacceptable. This older brothers anger and jealousy over this issue ultimately led to him killing his own brother. Cain assumed this plot to lure able into the field and murder him would be a secret. But God witnessed it all. How often do we send in secret thinking? No one, even God will ever know. God did see exactly what happened and judged cane harshly for it. He did, however, Marc Cain so that no one would kill him. Chapter four reps up with a marriage and a birth Cain, Mary's and the question is often asked, Where did his wife come from? Undoubtedly it had to be, his sister. Insist would not have been dangerous at that point, and genetic mutations were not an issue. Ive gives birth to another son and names himself. We also see a biblical version of sister wives. When one of Cain's lineage, Lameck, had two wives to wrap up this portion of our Bible study, your project is to answer the following questions When you think about creation, Do you think the timeframe mentioned in Chapter one is literal? Why or why not? There is no right or wrong answer. Do you believe that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? All three played a role in the creation of the world. How could there be light before the sun was created? Geographically, Where was eaten? Why do you think Adam and Eve were not created at the same time? Why do you believe God rested? What do we know about the serpent from the chapters we've read? How did Eva's response compared to what God said in Genesis. Chapter two vs 16 and 17 list the consequences for all women for Eve's sin from for 16 of Genesis Chapter three. Why did the Lord reject the offering of cane and accept the offering of Able from Genesis, Chapter four versus 10 3 12? What were the three aspects of Keynes punishment? And the last question. Who do you think influence cane to become such a weak character and make such poor choices in his life? Thanks so much for joining me for this study. I hope that you have learned a lot and please feel free to invite your friends to join us.