What the Bible Is All About Founders of Our Faith: From Creation to the Promised Land

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This all-new study, based on Dr. Mears’ perennial best-seller, invites readers to explore the world of the biblical Patriarchs in Genesis and journey with the ancient Israelites on their liberating exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. Through 12 sessions of study, readers will get to know Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and others, and see God’s timeline for Israel’s formation and salvation unfold. Plus, Dr. Mears’ signature approach to the sweeping biblical narrative is to focus on Christ, ...

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Overview

This all-new study, based on Dr. Mears’ perennial best-seller, invites readers to explore the world of the biblical Patriarchs in Genesis and journey with the ancient Israelites on their liberating exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. Through 12 sessions of study, readers will get to know Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and others, and see God’s timeline for Israel’s formation and salvation unfold. Plus, Dr. Mears’ signature approach to the sweeping biblical narrative is to focus on Christ, so readers will also come to understand how even the earliest events of Scripture point forward to Jesus and His faithfulness to us today. Each session includes questions for discussion or personal consideration, ideal for group or individual study, as well as journaling space for deeper reflection.
 

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Meet the Author


HENRIETTA C. MEARS was one of the great Bible teachers of the 20th century. While Christian Education Director at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, she built one of the largest Sunday Schools in the world and wrote curriculum that was in such high demand that to publish it, she founded Gospel Light in 1933. Such notable Christian leaders as Richard C. Halverson, Luis Evans, Jr. and Bill Bright were among her students. Billy Graham said of Dr. Mears, "Her enthusiasm for the Lord Jesus Christ was contagious."Miss Mears went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 1963.
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Table of Contents

How to Use this Study 4

Preface: Reading the Bible as It Was Meant to Be Read 5

Session 1 The Good Book 11

The Big Picture of the Bible

Session 2 First Things First 28

Creation to Noah and the Flood (Genesis 1-11)

Session 3 A Promise for All Peoples 39

The Call of Abraham (Genesis 12-25)

Session 4 An Unlikely Hero 51

The Story of Jacob (Genesis 25-35; 49)

Session 5 Amazing Technicolor Forgiveness 62

The Story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50)

Session 6 Never Far from View 73

Jesus in the Old Testament

Session 7 Freedom Train 83

The Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 1-15)

Session 8 Tell It on the Mountain 95

Moses and the Giving of the Law (Exodus 16-40)

Session 9 Beasts, Priests and Feasts 107

Tabernacle Worship at Mount Sinai (Leviticus 1-27)

Session 10 Are We There Yet? 120

From Sinai to the Edge of the Promised Land (Numbers 1-36)

Session 11 Master and Commander 133

Preparation for the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 1-34)

Session 12 Jesus' Favorite Book 146

How Jesus Quoted Deuteronomy

Leader's Tips 157

Bible Reading Plans 159

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