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Sabbath Rest in Genesis 2:1–3

The sabbath principle is established in Genesis 2:1–3, immediately upon the completion of God’s work of creation. This Sabbath rest principle is a function neither of redemption nor theocracy. It is part of God’s creation order. We trace this theme…
Sacrifice of Isaac, Caravaggio

Genesis 22 — Abraham’s Test and God’s Provision, Part One

Abraham’s willingness to offer up his son Isaac at God’s command is a remarkable demonstration of obedience. He demonstrates not that he was justified by works, but that the hope of the resurrection fueled his obedience. Participants: Adam York, Joel…

Genesis 21:22–34 — A Covenant in Beersheba

In this “bookend” text, a remarkable change is seen in Abraham, who demonstrates how a pilgrim is to conduct himself in a foreign land, and how he is identified through his worship. Participants: Jim Cassidy, Joel Fick, Mark A. Winder
Expulsion of Ishmael and Hagar

Genesis 21:1–21 — Isaac and Ishmael

In episode 65, Adam York examines Sarah’s laughter and her treatment of Hagar, gleaning from the passage important principles for interpretation. We do not approach Old Testament narratives looking a hero to emulate or a villain to despise, but looking…
Proclaiming Christ

Genesis 20 — Abraham and Abimelech

In episode 64 we open up Genesis 20 and find a duplicate of what took place eight chapter earlier. To protect himself, Abraham tries to pass off his wife, Sarah, as his sister. In doing so, he inadvertently places the…

Interpreting Genesis 1–3

Dr. Vern Poythress speaks about the hermeneutical issues of interpreting Genesis 1–3 and how biblical interpretation relates to contemporary scientific study. Dr. Poythress is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Biblical Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary and the author of…
Abraham and Lot Separate

Genesis 19:30–38 — The Conclusion of Lot’s Story

In a startling episode of fear and worldliness we find the hope of the gospel. Learn how the person and work of Christ can be preached from what seems to be the most unlikely text. Participants: Adam York, Glen Clary,…
Genesis 6

Genesis 19:12–29 — Sin Will Never Triumph

Lot can not save himself—God has to do it. In his mercy he provides for Lot’s salvation even through the destruction of the city of man, and in so doing provides for us a picture of Christ’s saving work. Participants:…
Abraham and Lot Separate

Genesis 19:1–11 — A Supernatural Rescue Mission

Lot serves as a paradigm or picture of the salvation of sinners and judgment upon unbelievers. Sinners are not saved because they suddenly figure out God’s mercy and come running to him. They are saved because God does what they…
Abraham's Oak

Genesis 18:16–33 — Abraham, the Friend of God

In Episode 57, we see that despite oncoming judgment, the passage underscores the deep relationship between God and Abraham. It is covenantal at its core. Participants: Adam York, Mark A. Winder, Mark Jenkins
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