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Genesis Study Guide Chapters 1-11

By Pastor Dr. Shana Wise

Overview of the Book of Genesis

1. The Story of Creation: Chapters and Verses 1:1-2:4

2. The Story of Adam: Chapters and Verses 2:4-5:32

3. The Story of Noah: Chapters and Verses 6:1-11:32

4. The Story of Abraham: Chapters and Verses 12:1-25:18

5. The Story of Isaac: Chapters and Verses 25:19-28:9

6. The Story of Jacob: Chapters and Verses 28:10-36:43

7. The Story of Joseph: Chapters and Verses 37:1-50:26

· Write down any parallels that you see in the book of Genesis and Revelation and any other passages in the bible.

· Write every verse that points to Christ.

· *Some material reference is taken from the Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Timelines.

Week 1 Read Genesis Chapters 1-3

Chapter 1 Main Points:

1) The Trinity participates in the creation

2) God created the heavens and the earth in six days and on the seventh day He rested.

3) God creates humans in his own image and gives them rule over the earth

· Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

According to this verse, what are God's intentions concerning mankind? How do you see yourself in this verse?

Chapter 2 Main Points:

1) God creates Adam and places him in the Garden of Eden

2) God forbids him to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil

3) God creates Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. She is his helper.

· As you read the chapter, what other things do you see regarding God’s intention towards mankind?

Chapter 3 Main Points:

1) The serpent tempts Eve by questioning God’s word, love, and provision

2) Eve and Adam eat the forbidden fruit

3) God expels them from the garden and curses the serpent

4) Sin creates brokenness between humans and God, humans, and nature, and humans with each other

· Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” This verse directly points to Jesus Christ defeated Satan and sin. It also represents the future restoration of mankind back to God.

· What other revelation are you receiving from chapter 3?

Week 2 Read Genesis Chapters 4-5

Chapter 4 Main Points:

1) Adam and Eve have their first two children named Cain and Abel

2) Abel gives a more acceptable gift to God than Cain

3) Cain became angry and dejected and ended up killing Abel.

· Other facts: Jabel was the first herdsman to live in tents. Jubal is the first musician who invented the harp and flute. Tubal was the first to work metal and make instruments out of bronze and iron.

· Seth is born and his descendants worship God.

· Genesis 4:6-7 So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” What is this verse speaking to us today?

Chapter 5 Main Points:

1) From Adam to Noah's descendants

· What is the significance of the lineage being recorded?

Week 3 Read Chapters 6-9

Chapter 6 Main Points:

1) The Lord was displeased with how evil humans had become. He decided to destroy and wipe out all humans on earth except Noah because he was righteous in the sight of God.

2) God told Noah his plan to flood the earth. God gave Noah instructions to build an ark (boat) and bring two pairs of each type of animal of the earth (male and female) into the ark.

· Other facts: Some scholars say angels while others say the descendants of Seth had sex with women on the earth and produced offspring that were giants (Gen. 6:1-4). During that time, God gave man only 120 years to live in their lifetime on earth (Gen. 6:3). During that time on earth, corruption, violence, and depravity ran ramped in the humans.

· When you think about the condition of humans in Noah’s day and now, what are some similarities? How do you think God feels now with the current condition of humans? If God wanted to destroy the earth again, would you be counted righteous like Noah? Do you believe you and your family would be saved?

· Chapter 7 Main Points:

1) Noah and his family entered the ark. The flood began.

2) The flood lasted 40 days and all creatures on the earth died. The water covered the earth for 150 days.

· When thinking about the events happening during this time, what type of questions come to your mind? What revelations do you receive from this text?

Chapter 8 Main Points:

1) The flood begins to recede. Noah used a dove to determine the progress of the flood’s recession. God told Noah to leave the boat and release all the animals.

2) Noah worshipped God. God made a covenant with creation.

· Have you ever been through a storm, but you knew that you were in the will of God? Did you worship, like Noah, after God brought you through?

Chapter 9 Main Points:

1) God made a covenant with Noah, his sons, and his descendants signified it with a rainbow. God gave Noah and his son moral instructions to abide by.

2) Noah’s sons were the ones who repopulated the earth.

· Other facts: Noah got drunk in his vineyard and was naked in his tent. His son Ham's response to his drunkenness cause Noah to curse him.

· We find that even godly men will sin. We also see that sin continued in humans after the flood. We must remember that God is the only one who is Holy. We are righteous because of who He is not by what we do.

· After reading about the story of Noah what other hope do you find in God’s plan for us?

Week 4 Read Chapters 10-11

· Chapter 10 Main Points:

1) Descendants of Noah’s sons Japheth, Ham, and Shem are recorded.

· Other facts: we find the name of Nimrod mentioned in this text.

· Chapter 11 Main Points:

1) The story of the Tower of Babel.

2) The world’s many languages were derived from this story.

3) All Shem’s descendants were listed up to Abram. Abram’s father’s family was listed.

· Genesis 11:5-6 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. What can we learn from this verse?

· What was wrong with the people building the tower of Babel? What other lessons can we learn from this passage of scripture?

About the Author

Dr. Shana Wise is an ordained Pastor and CEO of Wise Choice Ministries (est. 2016). She is the founder of The Well Christian Women’s Network formally known as Christian Women Preachers United. Dr. Wise is the author of women’s devotionals Acts of Intercession and Chief Women Arise, The Impact of Your Election, and Basic Ministry Training Manual (all available on Amazon). She received a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2019 from St. Thomas Christian University. Her passion is to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, equip others to apply the Word to their lives, and demonstrate the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a televangelist that appears on social media outlets. Shana is married to Deacon Ron Wise and is the mother of four children.

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