4.  Genesis:  The Patriarchs

[Please note:  you are asked to read only the passages that are found in bold print.  The other Bible passages are listed only if you are interested in reading more about the material.  You are not required to read those passages!]


What kind of covenant did God make with Abraham? Read Genesis 15. Why was Abraham considered the “father of faith”? Why is it most important of all that we trust God with our lives--rather than just do nice things for Him? How does God test Abraham's faith?

Jacob (or "Israel")

Why was Jacob considered such a schemer? Was it his schemes--or was it Divine mercy--that finally delivered Jacob?


How did God prove to be the author of Joseph’s dreams?
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Miles H. Hodges - 2002