“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
“the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.”
Genesis is a book of beginnings. The beginning of the heavens and the earth, of man and marriage, of sin and nations and languages—the beginning of man’s need for a Savior.
Genesis is also a book of covenants, agreements that define the relationship between God and man. This relationship began with the Covenant of Creation when God created man (Genesis 2:16-17). Adam and Eve’s sin broke this covenant, and the Covenant of Grace was set into action—a 2000-year journey of God revealing His faithfulness again and again to an unfaithful people. This achy and redemptive generations-long narrative helps us understand the beauty of—and the need for—the New Covenant in Jesus Christ.
From the Fall to the Flood, from Babel to Sodom and Gomorrah, from Ur to the Promised Land, God keeps His promises and confirms His covenant with men and women along the way.
Join us in committing to the long-game of reading Genesis. When we read it in pieces and not as a whole, some events in this book can be tough to read and hard to understand. But when we read the book in its entirety, the theme of God’s faithfulness becomes abundantly clear, and together we learn a foundational truth: what God has begun, He will most certainly, in His sovereign timing, complete.
Now, let’s start at the beginning…