By using this website, I acknowledge that I am 16 years of age or older, and I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
Under 16? Accept
Back
Videos
Podcasts
Reading Plan Downloads Classroom Beta Give
More
button-pause
triangle-right
Genesis 12-50
Old Testament Overviews
8:08
The second part of Genesis traces God's covenant faithfulness to the family of Abraham, showing God's faithfulness despite their repeated failures.
Related Videos
Old Testament Overviews
Exodus 1-18
Torah Series
Genesis 12-50
Themes
The Covenants
Intro to the Bible
Literary Styles
Intro to the Bible
Ancient Jewish Meditation Literature
Themes
Image of God
Old Testament Overviews
TaNaK / Old Testament
Old Testament Overviews
Genesis 1-11
Old Testament Overviews
Exodus 19-40
Old Testament Overviews
Leviticus
Old Testament Overviews
Numbers
Old Testament Overviews
Deuteronomy
How to Read Biblical Prose Discourse
Biblical Law
Intro to the Bible
The Story of the Bible
Torah Series
Genesis 1-11
Torah Series
Exodus 1-18
Torah Series
Exodus 19-40
Torah Series
Leviticus
Torah Series
Numbers
Torah Series
Deuteronomy
Character of God Series
Visual Commentary: Exodus 34:6-7
Old Testament Overviews
Exodus 1-18
Torah Series
Genesis 12-50
Themes
The Covenants
Intro to the Bible
Literary Styles
Intro to the Bible
Ancient Jewish Meditation Literature
Themes
Image of God
Old Testament Overviews
TaNaK / Old Testament
Old Testament Overviews
Genesis 1-11
Old Testament Overviews
Exodus 19-40
Old Testament Overviews
Leviticus
Old Testament Overviews
Numbers
Old Testament Overviews
Deuteronomy
How to Read Biblical Prose Discourse
Biblical Law
Intro to the Bible
The Story of the Bible
Torah Series
Genesis 1-11
Torah Series
Exodus 1-18
Torah Series
Exodus 19-40
Torah Series
Leviticus
Torah Series
Numbers
Torah Series
Deuteronomy
Character of God Series
Visual Commentary: Exodus 34:6-7
God promises to bless the world through Abraham’s family, despite their repeated failure.

God makes a promise to bless all nations through the family of Abraham. But with aging husbands, impatient matriarchs, deceptive brothers, and family betrayal, how will God’s promise prevail?

God Calls Abraham

In chapters 1-11, the book of Genesis recounts God’s good world and humanity’s repeated rebellion. How will God restore blessing to the world? We find the answer in the family of Abraham.

God makes a covenant with Abraham, saying that all the nations will be blessed through his family. The rest of the book of Genesis traces this story through four generations. In each generation we see human failure paired with God’s commitment to rescue and bless. As the story of Joseph summarizes at the end, “You planned this for evil, but God planned it for good, to save many lives” (Gen 50:20).

As the book of Genesis closes, we see a promise of a king through the line of Judah who will be king over the nations and will restore blessing to the world (Gen 49:8-13). It’s this promise that will find its fulfillment in Israel’s Messiah.

To download videos:
Login  or  Join

Dive Deeper and Explore More

Read
Read the Blog
Biblical Storytelling Techniques : Repetition & Themes
5 min read
Reading Plan
One Story that Leads to Jesus
Listen
Podcast Series
Torah Crash Course
3 Episodes
This set of lectures was my effort to condense the first five foundational books of Jesus’s Bible be
refresh
refresh
Untitled
close
Featured
For advanced bible reading tools:
Login  or  Join