Saturday, November 09, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SCHOOL FOR DISCIPLESHIP Genesis 1-11
Saturday, November 9
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Call the church office, 502.227.4528, by Wed, Nov 6, to let us know you're attending.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;” so opens the book called Genesis. If the story of Israel begins in chapter 12 with the calling of Abram; then everyone’s story, humanities story, your story, my story begins in Genesis 1-11. These chapters stand apart from and read differently than the rest of the book; they must be understood differently.
Anyone searching for an exact date and time for creation or remnants of the Ark or hoping to discover the foundations for the Tower of Babel will be sorely disappointed. In a sense, Genesis 1-11 stands above and beyond history; we cannot go back and recapture it or relive it. We affirm its truths by faith!
And what truths are to be mined! The stories of Chapters 1-11 are really not about our origins but our identity! These primeval events speak to the struggles of humanity; who are we and what is our role on earth, human arrogance, the loss of innocence, boundaries, meaning and purpose, sibling rivalries, new beginnings, corruption, chaos, hope, God’s grace, omnipotence and more!
While our look at Genesis 1-11 may leave us wanting deeper answers to our many questions, hopefully we will have a better grasp of our identity and what it means to be human and to be part of God’s creation. The bulk of our time will be spent with an in depth look at Genesis 1-3 while we take a broader sweep at the stories of Cain/Abel, Noah and the Flood and the Tower of Babel.
Put your thinking cap on. Prepare to be challenged and stretched. Bring your Bible and your questions. Come with an open mind and join us as we “deep dive” into Genesis 1-11 on Saturday, November 9. Rick White, Teacher.