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BIBLE STUDY

Recent Bible Study at First Church

A Second Hour Bible Study
of Chapters 1 through 11 of the Book of Genesis

Sunday After Church 11:15 to Noon


The first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis contain the stories of creation, of Adam and Eve and their adventures in the Garden of Eden, the murder story of Cain and Abel, the story of the Noah’s Ark and the great flood, and ends with the story of the Tower of Babel. In these chapters, the story of God’s loving relationship to the creation and to humanity unfolds with covenants kept and broken and in a way that helps frame all that comes after it in our Bible.

Also the interpretation of these chapters often provides a dividing line between conservative and liberal Christians and that debate finds its way into our politics and culture, especially as Christian conservatives try to keep any mention of evolution out of the science curriculum in our public schools.

These chapters are loaded with potential for thoughtful conversation and an opportunity for better understanding of the foundations of our faith. The only reading material is the Bible itself and I will provide some of the historical background and geography needed to put the stories in context.