Genesis | "Listen Up" Bible Study (Copeland, Layzer, Rardin)
The uniqueness of the Listen Up! Bible Study series:
God's word is alive, with something new to say to all of us.
That's why the Listen Up! Bible Study series does not simply teach information about the Bible. It listens to God speak.
In these Bible studies, you will be encouraged to listen: listen to the Bible, listen to your own questions and responses, and listen to the honest sharing among participants in your study group. In that mix of biblical text, personal engagement, and honest speaking and listening, God's word may be heard, speaking challenge and comfort. (Browse the collection of Listen Up! Bible studies.)
Genesis Listen Up! Bible Study
To start at the very beginning of the Bible means we begin with Genesis. Genesis stories are among the best known -- and in some cases, best-loved -- stories in all of scripture.
From the first light of creation to the launching of the ark, from the call of Abraham to the dreams of Joseph, Genesis raises essential questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What does God want with us?
Quaint and remote as these ancient stories may seem, the issues they raise are as relevant as ever. To take Genesis seriously is to confront a God who demands our very lives -- and is waiting to see what we will do.
This study is divided into three parts (each part is a separate booklet):
- Part 1 studies Genesis 1-11 (by Judith Copeland)
- Part 2 studies Genesis 12-32 (by Kate Layzer)
- Part 3 studies Genesis 37-47 (by Jed Rardin)
Leader's Guide included in this workbook.
Paperback 8.5" x 11"
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About the Authors
Judith Copeland is the Pastor of First Congregational Church of Hancock, United Church of Christ, in Hancock, NH.
Kate Layzer is a UCC pastor focusing on ministry with the homeless community of Cambridge, MA.
Jed Rardin is the Senior Pastor of South Congregational Church UCC in Concord, NH.