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Biblical Teaching 9: Family Matters: Genesis 12-50


The passages of Scripture found in Genesis 12-50 teach us so much more than the story of the early Hebrew families down through the life of Joseph.  These chapters are so rich in the stuff of human life, we will also see ourselves and our families.  Although the scriptures in Genesis 12—50 are indeed about Abraham’s family, we will find that they also are about our families.  Our families, too, are characterized by tangled relationships, bad decisions, and wrong actions, as well as by indescribable joy and fulfilment.  We do well to learn from the experiences of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph how to live in such families.

Unit 25: Israel’s First Family
  Family Matters: Genesis 12-50 -- Introduction  
Session 1:
Blessed to Bless Genesis 11:27-12:9
Session 2:
Solving Family Conflict Genesis 13:1-18
Session 3:
Trouble in the Family Genesis 16:1-16
Session 4:
The Mystery and Wonder of Life Genesis 22:1-19
Session 5:
Your Faith or Your Dreams Genesis 22:1-19
Unit 26: The Next Generations
Session 6:
God and Romance Genesis 24:34-51, 58-67
Session 7:
God and Rival Siblings Genesis 28:10-22; 32:24-31; 35:9-15
Session 8:
God and an Imperfect Person Genesis 28:10-22; 32:24-31; 35:9-15
Unit 27: Dreams and Accomplishments
Session 9:
Where Dreams May Lead Genesis 37:3-12, 18-28
Session 10:
When Temptation Comes Genesis 39:1-20
Unit 28: The Next Generations
Session 11:
How Success Occurs Genesis 41:15-16, 25-45, 53-57
Session 12:
When Families Get Together Genesis 42:6-8; 44:14-34; 45:1-5
Session 13:
What It All Means Genesis 45:4-15; 50:15-21