Studies

Genesis Study

Genesis Study

This study will look at the book of Genesis in relation to our calling today.  There are so many important issues regarding doctrine in the Bible and in relation to Right Division.  In the first chapter we find it starts with creation and in the last chapter records when Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.  So much happened inbetween and this study will look at all of it.  Since there at 50 chapters in Genesis, much thought will have to be given to this study if it covers a chapter a week.  In the end, this study will look at all the important issues, give you an understanding to learn how these truths are established and fully addressing them through Right Division.  Wayne Stewart will also be learning and teaching us Hebrew with this study. 

 

Lessons

Genesis Introduction

The lesson on January 20, 2019 was the introduction to this study of Genesis.  Wayne took this lesson to explain how there are many issues that are answered in Genesis and there is a relation to our calling in Ephesians.  In Genesis 1:1 we learn of the foundation of the world or καταβολῆς κόσμου in Hebrew.  When comparing Matthew 13:35 KJV "35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." to Ephesians 1:4 KJV "4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:" we see a line drawn using the foundation as a before and after point in time.  This lesson also points out the questions we need to answer in this series.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 1:1-5 KJV

Genesis - Introduction
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Genesis - Part 1

The lesson taught on January 27, 2019 was part 1 of the "Genesis" study.  We focused on Genesis 1:1 and the incredible testimony of the Hebrew letters and words used to describe the creation of the heavens and the Earth.  We learned of Ivan Panin who discovered that when you assign numbers to Hebrew and Greek letters, it has revealed that there is a mathematical perfection of scripture.  This study has been termed "Gematria" and it is well demonstrated in Genesis 1:1.  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." In Hebrew, this verse has seven words and 28 (7 × 4) letters.  His conclusion was that if these patterns were implemented intentionally by man, the collaboration of all writers of the Bible—stretched over many disparate years—would be required, in addition to the condition that each of them be a mathematician of the highest order thus showing the divine inspiration of scripture.  Wayne then showed us other scriptures of the condition of God's creation being perfect and inhabitable.  The the Hebrew expresses that some form of judgement happened and this creation become null and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  We learned that Lucifer was the source of the judgement that was given.  Another interesting fact was that we were given more insight in the waters mentioned at the end of verse two.  The scripture reading was in 2 Peter 3:1-10 KJV

Genesis - Part 01
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Genesis - Part 2

The lesson on February 3, 2019 was part 2 of the "Genesis" Study. In this lesson Wayne looks at the recreation of God's original perfect creation.  We looked at the Hebrew letter Aleph (א) that is part of every word in the first verse execept for the word "heavens".  The Hebrew Letter Aleph (א) is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The letter Aleph is actually the source of the Greek letter Alpha, as you can see by the similarities in the two letters’ names, and the English letter “A”, is therefore ultimately derived from Aleph, as well. The letter Aleph is one of the most important and noteworthy letters in the Hebrew alphabet for a number of reasons, some spiritual and some practical.  Understanding the importance of first use is important because it shows how God created but indirectly shows the heavens is something that is being refashioned instead of being created. Aleph is associated with God and the name man in Hebrew starts with Aleph because mankind was created in the image of God.  We learned of God dwelling in Heaven that are separate from the Heavens and Earth which were created.  Wayne looked at the firmament that was created to separate the heavens and the earth.  He also had us consider the light and the creation of day and night.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 1:6-8 KJV

Genesis - Part 02
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Genesis - Part 3

The lesson on February 10, 2019 was part 3 of the "Genesis" study.  This week Wayne explored the days of creation or re-creation particularly looking at key Hebrew words and deriving further understanding from the words to explain further how God's use of the terms Day and Night do not necessarily mean a 24 hour period.  Further he shows the terminology and how it brackets of the days but day seven when he stops working is not closed off.  God does not get tired but rather He stopped His creative work.  When looking into sixth day, we look in Genesis 2:19-23 KJV "19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."  The Hebrew word for "now" is pa-am: (עַתָּה) and we found examples of ‘pa-am` in the story of Leah and Rachel from Genesis 29:34.  In this word comparison, we can derive that when Adam said "now this is bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh" it could mean significant time has passed instead of 24 hours on the sixth day when so much had been accomplished.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 2:18-25 KJV

Genesis - Part 03
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Genesis - Part 4

The lesson on February 17, 2019 was part 4 of the "Genesis" study.  This lesson reviewed what we have learned already about the creation work in Genesis verse 1 and continued to explore the re-creative work of verses 2 and beyond.

Genesis - Part 04
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