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This is what the LORD, who saves you,
the Holy One of Israel, says:
"I am the LORD your God, who teaches
you to do what is good, who leads
you in the way you should go."
(Isa. 48:17)
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Biblical Insights:
Growing Deeper In God's Word
from our "Growing With God" series
~ About the Growing With God series:

This series is based on John 15 and Matthew 13. God is the vinedresser, and we are the vines that He has planted. However if we do not stay “rooted in Him” then we will cease to grow. Jesus said, “if you abide in Me, and My Word abides in you….”  His Word, however, cannot abide in us if  the soil of our heart is hardened, it takes constant nurturing, tilling and weeding, if we want our hearts to remain good fertile ground that will bear fruit for the glory of God. Not only will this help us to bear much fruit, but we will also flourish like a Palm tree planted by God (Ps. 92:12-13; Ps. 1:3; and Jer. 17:8).

For more information about this series and the books available, please visit the following link to our main ministry's website.

Growing in God's Word


This  quick summary of Genesis is out of our Basic Old Testament Commentary Notes which is a very shortened and condensed version of our in- dept series "Growing in God's Word" from Cypress Ministries.

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◊ Genesis: The Beginning

The Book of Genesis records the beginning of the universe, the creation of man, the fall of man, the Great Flood, the covenant God makes with one man, and the beginning of a nation that God will build to make Himself known to all of mankind.

  • Author: Written by Moses (see Luke 24:27 & John 5:46). He spent much time with God, as he was directed (and inspired) to write a survey of history from creation to his own day.

Genesis is divided into two parts:
> Chapters 1-11 tell of the beginning of creation until the fall of the human race, the great flood, and the scattering of the people.

> Chapters 12-50 starts with the covenant between God and one man, thus beginning the growing of a promised nation, from who the Messiah would come from; thus bringing salvation to all the generation to come.

Key People Are:
Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob (Leigh, Rachel), and Joseph.

Outline Summary:
I) The Beginning of All
  a.Creation (1:1---2:25)
  b.The Fall of Man (3:1---5:32)
  c.The Flood (6:1---9:29)
  d.Mankind flourishes (10:1---11:26)
II) God’s Covenant to Man
  a. Abraham (11:27---25:10)
  b. Isaac (25:11--- 35:29)
  c. Jacob (28:10--- 50:14)
  d. Joseph (37:1---50:26

This Book Shows Us Many Beginnings: ALL for the first time we see
 The Word
 Humanity
 Sin
 Salvation
 Families
 Civilization
 Promise
 Nations
 The Jewish Nation