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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Genesis to Revelation in One Lesson Part one outline

THE CLASS DIDN'T BELIEVE I COULD TAKE THEM THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE LESSON. WELL IN 52 MINUTES I DID.  A BIRD EYE VIEW WAS THE GAME PLAN.




GENESIS TO REVELATION IN ONE LESSON:Part one


Act 1: God Creates Everything.
  1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.In 6 days God made everything. On the 7th day he rested. (Wednesday Night Bible Lessons)
That’s Genesis 1.

Genesis 2 tells us about Adam and Eve.
  • God created Adam out of the dust of the ground and placed him in the Garden.
  • Then he fashioned Eve from a rib taken from Adam’s side. He presented Eve to Adam who was very pleased indeed.      The two became one flesh.
They were naked and they were not ashamed.

Act 2: Man Rebels Against God
  • The serpent appears to Eve and deceives her.
  • She eats the fruit, gives it to Adam, and he eats.
  • It was an act of utter, willful defiance.
  • Because Adam was not deceived, God holds him accountable.
“Sin entered the world through one man" (Romans 5:12).
  • This was the critical moment, the great turning point.
  • Nothing will ever be the same.
  • Suddenly they are ashamed, they try to cover their nakedness. Innocence is gone forever.
  • When confronted by God, Adam makes excuses.
  • “Who told you that you were naked?”
  • "The woman you gave me."  First he blames Eve, then he blames God. Eve blames the serpent.
  • Judgment comes quickly.
  • They are cast out of the Garden.
  • God clothed them with garments of skin, a sign of his grace. Sign of Redemption. Now they are on their own.
  • The world becomes a very unfriendly place.
  • Cain kills Abel.
Civilization spreads. Large cities form.
Death is everywhere. That’s Genesis 4-5

Things go from bad to worse.
In Genesis 6 God intervenes.
The earth had grown corrupt and full of evil.
God calls Noah who builds an Ark.
When the flood comes covering the whole earth, only 8 people are saved.
Thus do we learn of judgment and grace.
Now the line narrows to Noah and his family.
After the flood, the three sons of Noah spread out and begin to multiply. Generations come and go.

Eventually they build a tower  to express their enormous arrogance. God sends the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel.
People scatter across the face of the earth.

Act 3: God initiates redemption
  • Something hugely important happens in Genesis 12.
  • God calls Abraham.
  • He’s a prosperous, middle-aged, pagan businessman in Ur of the Chaldees. God calls, he responds and becomes the outstanding example of faith in the Bible. Romans 4.
We can divide the whole Old Testament this way:
Genesis 1-11 God creates the human race.
Genesis 12-Malachi God creates the Hebrew race.

Abraham and Sarah have a son–Isaac.
Isaac has a son–Jacob.
Jacob has many sons, the most important being Joseph. Joseph ends up serving Pharaoh in Egypt.
His family follows him there. They number 70 people.
God blesses them until the day comes when a Pharaoh arose who did not know Joseph.

For 400 years the people suffered in bondage until God raised up a deliverer named Moses.
He leads the Jews out of Egypt and into the desert.