I realized that I didn’t complete my thought (surprise, surprise) when I explained that the book of Genesis can be divided into two parts: chapters 1-11 deal with the big picture of beginnings; and chapters 12-50 transitions into a focus on how God works that big picture through the lives of individuals.
For the first 11 chapters we will take our usual approach of covering it by chapter or section, but when we get into the second half we may cover it by the patriarch and the people presented to us. We are going to look into the life and accounts of such people as Abraham, Lot, Sarah, Issac, Rebekah, Esau, Jacob, Leah, Rachel, and Joseph. When we get to that half of Genesis we will likely take some bigger chunks of Scripture and turn our attention more to the narrative than to a strict verse by verse approach.
On a final note, the links for the two Pastoral Notes blog posts…
After we wrapped up our introduction on Genesis we spent additional time answering questions, talking about Babylon in Revelation, and for some reason in that conversation I mentioned the two blog posts that were very popular, getting about 4-6 new visitors reading each of them each day, consistently, and those two posts are:
“CSB, ESV, and Translations” at https://www.crosshopechapel.org/csb-or-esv/
“Amir Tsarfati and Michael the Archangel” at https://www.crosshopechapel.org/amir-tsarfati-and-michael-the-archangel/