E100 Bible Study (Lessons 1-20)

Lessons 1-20

1 – Creation (Genesis 1:1 – 2:25)      
Not everyone believes that God created every thing. Do you? How does it change things to believe in God as a creator?

2 – The Fall (Genesis 3:1 – 3:24)      
Sin for some is an old fashioned idea. How do you define sin? What effects of sin do you see?

3 – The Flood (Genesis 6:5 – 7:24)      
What did you hear in this story that you forgot, didn’t know, felt like you heard for the first time?

4 – God’s Covenant with Noah (Genesis 8:1 – 9:17)      
What do you think of when you see a rainbow? What promises of God are special to you? What reminds you of them?

5 – Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1 – 11:9)      
What do you think was the motivation for building the tower? How was it similar to eating the apple in the Garden of Eden?

6 – The Call of Abram (Genesis 12:1 – 12:20)      
Have you ever felt called by God? How does God call people today?

7 – God’s Covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:1 – 15:21)      
Because Abram was childless, it seemed impossible for God to keep the promise. Nothing is impossible for God but it may not seem like that. What seems like an obstacle to you, “preventing” God from keeping a promise to you?

8 – Isaac’s Birth and “Sacrifice” (Genesis 21:1 – 22:19)      
What do you imagine Abraham learned from this experience? Think of a challenge you face today that provides an opportunity to exercise your faith.

9 – Jacob and Esau Compete (Genesis 27:1 – 28:22)      
What have you learned about making and maintaining good family relationships? What must healthy families avoid?

10 – Jacob and Esau Reconcile (Genesis 32:1 – 33:20)      
What was the key to the reconciliation of these two brothers? What do you think is the most vital element in healing strained family relationships? Why?

11 – Sold into Slavery (Genesis 37:1 – 37:36)      
What are some of the problems you see in Joseph’s family? How could they have been avoided?

12 – Prison and a Promotion (Genesis 39:1 – 41:57)      
How can a person deal with situations where they may be severely tempted or mistreated (as Joseph was)? How can one continue to trust God in such situations?

13 – Ten Brothers Go to Egypt (Genesis 42:1 – 42:38)      
Joseph was harsh and distant in dealing with his brothers. Is that kind of behavior ever justified within families? Can that behavior ever be loving and constructive?

14 – The Brothers Return (Genesis 43:1 – 44:34)      
Joseph’s brothers had begun to change. What helps family members grow and change beyond past mistakes and sins?

15 – Joseph Reveals His Identity (Genesis 45:1 – 46:7)      
Look back on troubles and disappointments of the past. How has God has used them for good? What difference will that make in the future?

16 – Birth of Moses (Exodus 1:1 – 2:25)      
God protected Moses at his birth and as he grew. How has God been active in caring for you through your life?

17 – The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1 – 4:17)      
What are the most significant ways you “meet” with God? What means does God use most often to get your attention?

18 -The Ten Plagues (Exodus 6:28 – 11:10)      
God judged Egypt harshly with the plagues. Do you think God still judges nations today?

19 – Passover and Exodus (Exodus 12:1 – 12:42)      
This is a story of liberation for many. What meanings did you find in this?

20 – Crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 13:17 – 14:31)      
Have you ever had a time when, like the Israelites, you had to rely totally on God? What did you learn?