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Teaching Outline of Genesis (Dr. Harold Wilmington_

Teaching Outline of Genesis (Dr. Harold Wilmington_

We haev given you a theological outline of Genesis and now we would like to share Dr. Harold Wilmington’s Teaching Outline of Genesis…

Genesis

  1. GOD AND EARLY HUMANITY  (1:1-11:32)
    1. Creation  (1:1-2:3)
    2. The Garden of Eden  (2:4-25)
    3. The Fall  (3:1-24)
    4. Cain and Abel  (4:1-26)
    5. From Adam to Noah  (5:1-32)
    6. The Flood  (6:1-9:29)
    7. Noah’s descendants  (10:1-32)
    8. The Tower of Babel  (11:1-9)
    9. From Shem to Abraham  (11:10-32)
  2. GOD AND THE PATRIARCHS  (12:1-50:26)
    1. Abraham  (12:1-25:10)
      1. The call of Abram  (12:1-9)
      2. Abram visits Egypt  (12:10-20)
      3. Abram and Lot separate  (13:1-18)
      4. Abram rescues Lot  (14:1-16)
      5. Melchizedek  (14:17-24)
      6. God’s covenant with Abram  (15:1-21)
      7. Hagar and Ishmael  (16:1-16)
      8. Abram becomes Abraham  (17:1-8)
      9. The covenant of circumcision  (17:9-14)
      10. God promises Abraham a son  (17:15-18:15)
      11. Sodom and Gomorrah  (18:16-19:29)
      12. Lot and his daughters  (19:30-38)
      13. Abraham deceives Abimelech  (20:1-18)
      14. Birth of Isaac  (21:1-7)
      15. Hagar and Ishmael sent away  (21:8-21)
      16. Abraham’s treaty with Abimelech  (21:22-34)
      17. Abraham told to offer Isaac  (22:1-24)
      18. Sarah dies, buried at Machpelah  (23:1-20)
      19. Isaac and Rebekah  (24:1-67)
      20. Death of Abraham  (25:1-10)
    2. Isaac  (25:11-27:46)
      1. Death and genealogy of Ishmael  (25:12-18)
      2. Jacob and Esau  (25:19-34)
      3. God’s promise to Isaac  (26:1-5)
      4. Isaac and the Philistines  (26:6-35)
      5. Jacob gets Esau’s blessing  (27:1-46)
    3. Jacob  (28:1-36:43)
      1. The stairway to heaven  (28:1-22)
      2. Leah and Rachel  (29:1-30)
      3. Jacob and his children  (29:31-30:24)
      4. Jacob and Laban  (30:25-31:55)
      5. Jacob wrestles with God  (32:1-32)
      6. Jacob and Esau reunited  (33:1-20)
      7. Dinah and the Shechemites  (34:1-31)
      8. Jacob returns to Bethel  (35:1-29)
      9. Genealogy of Esau  (36:1-43)
    4. Joseph  (37:1-50:26)
      1. Joseph’s dreams  (37:1-11)
      2. Joseph sold into slavery  (37:12-36)
      3. Judah and Tamar  (38:1-30)
      4. Joseph and Potiphar’s wife  (39:1-19)
      5. Joseph in prison  (39:20-40:23)
      6. Pharaoh’s dreams  (41:1-36)
      7. Joseph, prime minister of Egypt  (41:37-57)
      8. Joseph helps, forgives brothers  (42:1-45:28)
      9. Jacob and family settle in Egypt  (46:1-47:31)
      10. Jacob’s last days  (48:1-49:33)
      11. Joseph’s last days  (50:1-26)

Excerpted from Willmington’s Bible Handbook

Theological Outline of Genesis

Theological Outline of Genesis

Genesis can be outkined a number of ways, by theology, content, literary narrative etc. Below is an outline of Genesis based on theology.

  1. CREATION (1-2)
    1. Of the Universe (1)
    2. Of Human Beings (2)
  2. CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCES (3-11)
    1. Sin and Personal Consequences (3-4)
    2. Wickedness and Universal Consequences (5-9)
    3. Disobedience and International Consequences (10-11)
  3. COVENANT OF PROMISE/ABRAHAMIC COVENANT (12-50)
    1. Made with Abraham (12-25)
    2. Confirmed to Isaac (26-27)
    3. Confirmed to Jacob/Israel (28-36)
    4. Worked out through Joseph (37-50)

 

The Gospel in Genesis

The Gospel in Genesis

The Gospel in Genesis

The foundation stories of Genesis set the stage of the drama of Scripture in many ways. First, the Creator is the King over all of his creation. He has made everything well and has chosen humans to be his image-bearers on earth. They were created to live in glad relationship with their heavenly Father.

Second, sin entered the world and took away human freedom—through the consequences and dominion of evil. Sin, alienation, and death now mark human existence.

Third, in contrast to the continual disobedience of humanity, God reveals the depth of his grace and love. Though all human beings bear the scars of the sin of Adam and Eve, the Lord continues in his everlasting grace to work out his purposes. He is the heavenly Father who does not give up on his earthly children. In the wake of the flood that came to punish pervasive evil and destroyed almost all life, God promised to maintain his grace to all created life, both animal and human.

Fourth, God called frail humans to represent him: Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Each of these men was profoundly flawed, a point to which the Bible gives ample testimony. Yet God gave them grace upon grace, keeping his promise, at whatever cost, to bless them and through them to bless all humanity.

Fifth, these giants of faith learned to love God more than the goods of this life. They served God, and despite their flawed humanity God made them lights in their dark generations. They walked with God by his grace and learned wisdom from him. Through these stories Moses taught Israel that there are one of two paths people must choose: folly and death, or wisdom and life.

Sixth, Genesis reveals that the riches of God’s grace render people without excuse. People at the time of Enosh, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph received God’s grace and walked with him. Others received messages of grace and spurned them—with evident consequences (e.g., Cain, the generation of the flood, and Esau).

Seventh, the Lord of the universe committed himself by oath to one man, Abraham. Then, God promised to extend his grace to all humanity through that one man’s “offspring.” Though Israel was numbered among Abraham’s offspring, the sad stories of that nation evidence her lack of faith, her inability to accomplish what God required, and her need of God’s provision. That provision was ultimately made through the eventual coming of Jesus Christ from the lineage of Israel. Only in him do we learn how the promises of God are made true (2 Cor. 1:20). He is the true and final Good News in which all of God’s promises find decisive fulfillment. He is the promised “offspring” of Abraham who will accomplish God’s covenant purposes (Gen. 3:15; 12:7Gal. 3:16). Beginning with his first coming and to be completed at his second coming, Jesus opens the doors to the new creation and the new humanity—to a world without the sin, death, and evil that found their entry as first described in Genesis. The final triumph of Jesus over all evil is first described in this Bible book as well (Gen. 3:15).

 

Taken from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible