Genesis - Exodus
I will be your God, and you will be my people. This simple sentence is “the heartbeat of every divine covenant in the Bible” (O. Palmer Robertson, Covenants). When you discover that Scripture is held together by the scarlet thread of the covenant of grace, you will marvel at the love of our heavenly Father. Thousands of years ago on that devastating day in the Garden when Adam and Eve hid in shame and sin, God himself brought hope in the form of a promise—the promise that a Redeemer would someday defeat Satan.
You will take your students on a journey to discover that first promise in Genesis 3:15 and the marvelous unfolding of God’s redemptive plan through Christ. You will help them reach many “aha moments” as they see God’s promises made and kept through the lives and events of fearful, failing, and sinning men and women. And you will help them understand that our triune God is a covenant God—the God who in the Person of Jesus bore the curse of the covenant so his people would receive the blessings of his promises.
How will you teach the beginning of this grand story of redemption? Here’s a glance at the 13 lessons in this study:
- Sessions 1–3: How God has revealed himself and a quick overview of the Old and New Testaments
- Session 4: A general study and introduction of a biblical covenant
- Session 5: A study of Genesis 1–3 exploring the covenant of works and God’s first promise to send a Redeemer
- Sessions 6–13: The dramatic storyline of promises and events from Noah to Moses, ending with the exodus from Egypt
Remember the purpose of this course: G2R God’s Promises traces the covenant story from Genesis to Revelation. This is a different focus than G2R Bible Survey, the foundational course for preteens and younger teens, an exciting journey through every book of the Bible:
- G2R Bible Survey focuses on the who, what, where, and when of God’s plan.
- G2R God’s Promises zeroes in on the why and how.
Through these studies, your students will be astounded to see that not only does the Bible tell one big story, but that God entered into a covenantal relationship with his people, making and keeping promises over thousands of years and in thousands of lives, ultimately fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
Pray for your students as you prepare to lead them through the Scriptures. Pray that God would draw them to himself and that the Holy Spirit would apply the truths to their hearts and minds as they learn. Pray that they would grow in this glorious gift of grace in Jesus, our Immanuel, God with us.