Evening Bible Study
Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Facilitator: Dr. Jacques Boyd, Pastor
October 21, 2020
“Promised Kingdom of God”
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
God’s Rule – Genesis 15:7-21
Is Isaac the Seed?
Is Esau the Seed? Or is Jacob?
Election – Genesis 25:19-34
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
III. Genesis 25:19-35:29
God’s promises to Isaac & sons, Jacob and Esau
IV. Genesis 36
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.