Genesis 49

Introduction Last week we saw how Jacob adopted and blessed Joseph's two sons. From that time on, they were regarded as his sons and heirs to all of God's promises. And we thought about how, just as Joseph brought his sons to his Father for adoption, so the Lord Jesus brings us to God the … Continue reading Genesis 49

Genesis 48

Introduction It's been a few weeks since we were studying Genesis together. We've followed the story of Abraham and God's promise to him of a people and a place: God would make him into a great nation; and give him and his descendants a land to live in. And God repeated the same promise to … Continue reading Genesis 48

Genesis 40+41

Introduction We've been thinking about the story of Joseph for a few weeks now. And we've been seeing how the history of Joseph's life reveals to us the history of our Lord's life. Joseph was his father's Beloved Son just as the Lord Jesus Christ is God the Father's Beloved Son. And just as Joseph … Continue reading Genesis 40+41

Genesis 39

Introduction Last week we spent our time on Genesis 38 and the story of Judah and Tamar. And though it may seem that chapter 38 interrupts the story of Joseph which began in chapter 37 and resumes in chapter 39, nevertheless I explained last week that chapter 38 and the story of Judah and Tamar … Continue reading Genesis 39

Genesis 38

Introduction A few weeks ago, when we were studying chapter 34, and the story of what Shechem the son of Hamor did to Jacob's daughter, Dinah, and what Jacob's sons did to the city of Shechem afterwards, I said it was the kind of chapter which makes you wonder why it's in the Bible. Why … Continue reading Genesis 38

Genesis 37

Introduction The last time we studied the book of Genesis together we were on chapters 35 and 36. And do you remember the four 's'es from those two chapters? The first 's' was sin. After God commanded Jacob to go to Bethel, Jacob commanded the members of his family to get rid of their foreign … Continue reading Genesis 37