Evening Bible Study

Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Bible Study

Facilitator: Dr. Jacques Boyd, Pastor

October 21, 2020

“Promised Kingdom of God”

Genesis 12-50

Lesson Focus: The learner will focus on God’s purposes in God’s kingdom: God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule. We’ll look at each of these components of the kingdom.

Main question: How does God’s plan of redemption unfold through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?



  • Historical Context




  • Redemptive-Historical Context





God is making a gracious covenant with one man and his descendants which will bless the entire world. In this covenant God has promised to be their God and that they will be God’s special people, that they will live in the place of God’s choosing, and that they will enjoy a unique relationship with God, under God’s rule. 


The Kingdom: God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule



God’s Place – Genesis 12:1, 6-7




God’s People – Genesis 12:2-3, 15:1-6




  • Faith





God’s Rule – Genesis 15:7-21


  • Covenant













Is Isaac the Seed?






Is Esau the Seed? Or is Jacob?





Election – Genesis 25:19-34




  • Grace




Is Joseph the Seed?




Sovereignty of God – Genesis 45:4-7; 50:18-21





Judah’s Descendant Will Be The Seed! – Genesis 49:8-12





But look where we end: “in a coffin in Egypt.”


A Study Outline for Genesis 12-50

I Genesis 11:27-25:11*

God’s promises to Abraham & sons, Isaac and Ishmael

II. Genesis 25:12-18

Ishmael’s descendants

III. Genesis 25:19-35:29

God’s promises to Isaac & sons, Jacob and Esau

IV. Genesis 36

Esau’s descendants

V. Genesis 37-50

God’s promises to Jacob & sons; focus on Joseph


*Notice that the longer sections, I, III, and V, focus on the lineage through which the Savior will come, while section II and IV are brief excursuses.

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Oct 21 2020


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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