In this, Part 4 in our Bible study series on Genesis 1-11, we'll take a closer look at the story of Cain and Abel. This ancient story is about resentment, bitterness and hate- a hate so deep that it ultimately gives birth to murder. Was Cain destined to kill his brother? Are we, as a species, destined to live at odds with one another? We'll explore these questions and more in today's Bible Study.
Those of us from liturgical churches would be very familiar with the Nicene and Apostles' Creed. These are affirmations of faith that we recite every Sunday morning— perhaps even every time we pray. However, you might be surprised to learn that there are certain creeds that are even older than these— one of which is found in Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. Today, we’ll take closer look at this “proto-creed” as we examine 1 Corinthians 15:3-8.
The story of Adam, Eve and the fall is one of the most well known stories of the Bible- perhaps of all western literature. But as old and as familiar as this story is, it contains many mysteries and raises a number of interesting questions: Why place a deadly fruit tree in the middle of paradise? What does it truly mean for humanity to have knowledge of good and evil? Why do the man and woman become conscious of their nakedness after their sin? In this Bible study, we will explore these questions and more.
This is Part II in a Bible Study series called, "Origin Stories," focusing on the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis. Today, we take a closer look at Genesis Chapter 1, focusing particularly on the 6th and 7th days of creation (Genesis 1:26-2:3). What does it mean for God to create human beings "in his image?" And why does God- the Eternal source of Being- need to rest? We'll answer these questions and more in our Bible Study today.